Akron traveled to Eastern Michigan and thumped the hapless Eagles, almost doubling their opponent by a 78-41 count.
The Zips put together their most complete effort, forcing 23 EMU turnovers and shooting 46 percent themselves.
"We're getting good balance," coach Keith Dambrot said on the post-game radio show. "We're getting good bench play. You can see we're getting better. We are shooting the ball better."
Nate Linhart and Darryl Roberts led Akron with 13 points. Linhart also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.
EMU's best player, Brandon Bowdry, sat most of the game with foul trouble. Because of some garbage-time hoops, he led the Eagles with 12 points. Justin Dobbins snatched 10 rebounds. EMU shot 33 percent from the field.
Akron won its fifth-straight game, moving to 14-8 and 5-3 in the MAC. Buffalo, who leads the MAC, almost lost at home tonight to Central Michigan.
"Pretty soon, if we play well, we have a similar season to what we've had in the past," Dambrot said.
Next up is Western Michigan on Sunday at 2 p.m. I will preview the game on Friday.
Tomorrow is NLI Signing Day. I will cover the event with several posts throughout the day.
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