Anita Brown scored 16 points and the University of Akron womenís basketball team improved to 14-12 overall and 8-7 in the Mid-American Conference with a 65-62 victory in overtime at Miami Wednesday.

The Zips, who shot 42 percent from the floor, rallied to force overtime at 57-all after trailing 27-22 at halftime and 45-41 after three quarters.

The RedHawks fell to 9-17, 3-12.

Kent State women

The Golden Flashes (5-20, 2-13) dropped an 86-52 road decision to MAC-leading Ohio (22-4, 14-1).

Jordan Korinek scored a team-high 18 points, while grabbing five rebounds to pace the Flashes. Chelsi Watson chipped in 11 points.

UA track and field

Three University of Akron track and field runners were named Mid-American Conference track and field athletes of the week, the league announced on Wednesday.

Senior Alexis Cooks, junior Daziah Green (Canton) and sophomore Terrell McClain were given the honor for performances at the Zips Invitational on Friday.

Cooks set a school record when she put the shot 56 feet, 8ĺ inches. Green turned in the second-fastest 400 meters (54.41 seconds) in the history of the womenís track program and McClain won the menís long jump with a leap of 25 feet.

In addition to individual honors, the Zips womenís team is ranked 21st in the latest United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Associationís NCAA Division I national team computer rankings released on Monday.

The Zips are the highest ranked MAC team in the womenís national polls.

UA hosts the MAC Track and Field Championship on Friday and Saturday at the Stiles Athletics Field House.

KSU track and field

Kent State senior William Barnes was named MAC menís track athlete of the week, the conference announced on Wednesday.

Barnes registered the fastest 60-meter hurdles time in Division I this season (7.67) while placing first at the Kent State Tune Up last Saturday.