AKRON, Ohio -- Nick Harney scored 21 points and Akron defeated Kent State 84-75 on Saturday night in a rematch of last season's Mid-American Conference tournament championship game.
Harney made 10 of 12 field goal attempts and helped the Zips shoot 55.6 percent (35 of 63) from the field.
Akron overcame a 42-34 halftime deficit. Kent Sate led 55-46 early in the second half before the Zips went on a 12-0 run to take the lead for good at 58-55 on a 3-pointer by Nikola Cvetinovic with 11:02 remaining. The Zips made 21 of 34 field goal attempts in the second half and scored 12 points off eight Kent State turnovers.