Men's College Basketball: Akron, Cleveland State, Hiram all post victories

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Akron 74, Oral Roberts 64

AKRON -- Quincy Diggs scored 19 points and Demetrius Treadwell had 18 with 11 rebounds as Akron put away Oral Roberts 74-64 on Monday night.

The Zips (4-2) broke a 52-all tie midway through the second half as Reggie McAdams drained two 3-pointers.

Oral Roberts (5-6) cut the deficit to two after a Shawn Glover dunk, but Akron surged away from there with a 14-4 run capped off by a dunk from Nick Harney to grab their largest lead, 73-61 with 1:04 remaining.

Akron shot 43.9 percent from the field and hit six 3-pointers to the Golden Eagles' one. Diggs was 8-of-10 from the line and had seven rebounds. Harney was the third Zips player in double figures with 11 points.

Oral Roberts had a similar shooting percentage of 42.6 percent, but committed 20 turnovers. Glover finished with 21 points and Korey Billbury added 14 with seven boards.

CLEVELAND STATE 66, WESTERN CAROLINA 55

CLEVELAND -- Sebastian Douglas made all six of his field goal attempts, scoring 16 points to lead Cleveland State to a 66-55 victory over Western Carolina Monday night.

Anton Grady scored 13, Bryn Forbes and Trey Lewis each added 11 for Cleveland State (5-5).

Trey Sumler led Western Carolina (5-7) with 21 points.

Western Carolina held a 22-14 lead with 7:35 remaining in the first half. The Vikings then went on an 11-3 run to tie the score at 25 with 4:19 remaining and took a 32-30 lead into the break.

The Catamounts retook the lead early in the second half. James Sinclair hit a 3-pointer to give Western Carolina a 42-38 lead at the 16:20 mark of the second half. The Vikings answered with a Lewis 3-point shot, four straight free throws, a Grady tip in and a Lewis layup to grab the lead for good, 49-42.

HIRAM 101, WESTMINSTER 65

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Five players score in double figures as the Hiram College men's basketball team posted its largest margin of victory for the season in a 101-65 win against Westminster (Pa.) College in non-conference action in New Wilmington, Pa.

Despite a slow start offensively by both teams to begin the first half with the first points scored not coming until the 17:40 mark, Hiram (2-5) then went on a 20-4 scoring run capped by a 3-pointer by sophomore forward Riley Moore to give the Terriers a 20-8 lead with 12:29 to go in the period.

Westminster (0-8) would get to within 10 points, 23-13, before the Terriers answered with another scoring run, this time an 11-0 run, to take command of the game with a score of 34-13 following a pair of free-throws by senior forward Justin Lonis.

The half ended on back-to-back triples for Hiram from senior All-North Coast Athletic Conference guard Aaron Stefanov and Moore en route to the Terriers posting their largest lead of the half with the halftime score of 52-26.

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