In the last five minutes of Tuesday's game, Akron relinquished a 10-point lead and gave Winthrop one of its own.
The Zips lost 68-58, in what might be their hardest road game of the season, despite 17 points and 13 rebounds from Jeremiah Wood. Coach Keith Dambrot blamed 4-for-20 combined shooting between Nick Dials and Cedrick Middleton.
Akron received a commitment from Manley Waller, an athlete from Georgia who had offers from Bowling Green, Ohio, Alabama-Birmingham and the MAC Champion Central Michigan.
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