Akron took down Stetson today in a Las Vegas matinee.
Sharpshooting won it for the Zips, who made 14 3-pointers. Then they closed it out by making 12 consecutive free throw attempts.
It was Akron's third win in five days. And they'll return in 20 hours for the main event of the tournament. Today's game and yesterday's against Arkansas-Little Rock were simply the undercard. The Zips' biggest test is tomorrow at 3 p.m., Eastern Time, when the Zips and Miami Hurricanes face off.
Miami has played strong so far, with a 9-3 record and a win over West Virginia and narrow loss at Memphis. Miami and Akron both played Stetson. The Zips won by 15; The 'Canes won by 14.