The University of Akron menís basketball team was given a run for its money by Malone in an exhibition game at Rhodes Arena on Wednesday before pulling out a 77-65 victory.

Deji Ibitayo led the Zips (1-2) with 18 points, six rebounds and four assists. Reggie McAdams led all scorers with 19 points for the Zips. Pat Forsythe added 16 points and six rebounds and Nyles Evans scored 10 for UA.

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