The Zips finished their only preseason tournament with a 69-52 win over Howard.
Akron held Howard to 35 percent shooting. Nik Cvetinovic and Chris McKnight led Akron with 13 points apiece. Steve McNees added six assists and three steals.
Akron's next game is home against Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 7 p.m. It is the beginning of a streak of nine home games out of the next 11.