MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) -- Derrick Tarver scored 30 points to
lead Akron past Central Michigan 87-66 on Wednesday.
The Zips (12-11, 6-9 Mid-American) grabbed a 48-34 halftime lead
and pushed their lead to as many as 20 points early in the second
A 3-pointer by Central Michigan's Kevin Nelson cut the deficit
to 13 with 16:35 left in the game, but the Chippewas (4-20, 1-13)
got no closer.
The Zips had an 8-0 run, a 7-0 run and two 6-0 runs as they won
their first conference road game of the season. Romeo Travis, a
high school teammate of rookie NBA star LeBron James, scored 15
points for the Zips while Johnny Hollingsworth scored 12.
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