Cedrick Middleton is pacing the Zips with 10 first-half points.
Akron leads 39-28 over Central Michigan at the half.
The Zips are playing tight defense, particularly on CMU's star Giordan Watson. They are trapping him when he comes off screens, and it doesn't look like any other Chippewa wants the ball.
Nate Linhart took a shot in the eye. His status is uncertain. Nick Dials already exited the locker room after missing time with an ankle injury.
Quade Milum capped the half with a steal and dunk.
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