AKRON, Ohio -- Zeke Marshall was one of three Akron players with a double-double in the Zips' 91-63 rout of Coppin State 91-63 Wednesday.
Brian Walsh added 14 points for the Zips (9-4).
Ahead 14-10 at the 10:49 mark, Akron took its biggest lead of the period with a 28-10 run to make it 42-20 with 1:12 left in the half. Walsh had 11 points in the period as Akron took a 42-27 lead into halftime.
Akron extended its lead in the second half, shooting 52.8 percent (19 for 36), while holding Coppin State to 28.9 percent (11 for 38).
Akron outrebounded the Eagles 61-32, and outscored them in the paint 44-18.
Troy Franklin (26 points) was the only player in double figures for the Eagles (3-12).
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|