ATHENS, Ohio (AP)Jaylin Hunter had 25 points in Ohio’s 90-81 win over Akron on Friday night.
Hunter was 7 of 14 shooting, including 4 for 7 from distance, and went 7 for 9 from the line for the Bobcats (14-11, 6-6 Mid-American Conference). Dwight Wilson added 16 points while going 6 of 12 and 4 of 4 from the free throw line, and he also had eight rebounds. Miles Brown recorded 12 points and went 5 of 10 from the field.
Xavier Castaneda finished with 34 points for the Zips (17-8, 9-3). Enrique Freeman added 21 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks for Akron. Trendon Hankerson also recorded nine points, four assists and two steals.
Ohio took the lead with 4:30 to go in the first half and never looked back. The score was 44-40 at halftime, with Hunter racking up 16 points. Ohio turned a six-point second-half lead into an 18-point advantage with a 12-0 run to make it a 70-52 lead with 12:26 left in the half. Wilson scored 13 second-half points in the victory.
Both teams next play Tuesday. Ohio hosts Buffalo and Akron visits Eastern Michigan.
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