Reggie McAdams' 16 points led three Akron players in double figures, and the host Zips ended a three-game losing streak with a comfortable 77-66 victory over Coppin State on Tuesday night.
McAdams scored 11 consecutive points as part of a 14-1 run by Akron (7-5) late in the first half, helping the Zips compile a 42-27 lead by intermission. He finished four points shy of his career high. Jake Kretzer added 13 points, while guard Deji Ibitayo and forward Demetrius Treadwell scored 11 apiece.
Akron wing Jake Kretzer added 13 points, while guard Deji Ibitayo and forward Demetrius Treadwell scored 11 points apiece.
Senior forward Michael Murray tallied 19 points to lead Coppin State, which concluded a five-game road trip. The Eagles (4-9) lost all five games by double digits.
Shooting guard Andre Armstrong (13 points), power forward Charles Ieans (12) and shooting guard Sterling Smith (10) also scored in double figures for the Eagles.
Coppin State never led in the game, although the Eagles did tie the score on a couple of occasions in the first half. They got as close as 58-51 in the second period following a 12-1 run.
Virginia Tech 82, UMES 66: Jarell Eddie posted game-highs with 17 points and nine rebounds, leading the host Hokies (8-5) past the Hawks (2-9).
Devin Wilson added 16 points for the Hokies in their nonconference finale. Virginia Tech ended a two-game losing streak.
The Hawks lost their seventh game in a row and fell to 0-7 on the road.
UMES plays at Mississippi State on Thursday before starting its Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference schedule at Savannah State on Monday.
Forward Troy Snyder and guard KyRee Jones each scored 15 points for UMES. Guard Louis Bell had 14 points, and guard Isaac Smith III added 10.
Goucher 83, Mass-Dartmouth 76: The Gophers (5-5) scored 40-plus points per half to beat the Corsairs (6-4) at the Adidas D3 Holiday Slam in Miami.
Julian Livingston had a game-high 25 points for Goucher.
Hood 78, Geneva 76: A put-back by Cameron Cook (Calvert Hall) with 3.3 seconds left lifted the Blazers (6-3) over the Tornadoes (4-7) at the Adidas D3 Holiday Slam.
The Blazers led 76-73, but a 3-pointer by the Tornadoes in the closing seconds tied the score. Cook went coast to coast but missed his initial jumper in the lane. The senior grabbed the rebound, controlled it in midair and banked it in for the winning field goal.
Geneva led 73-72 before Chris Cook pushed the ball upcourt and made a go-ahead layup with 1:27 to play.
The junior point guard made two free throws in the final minute to put the Blazers up 76-73.
McDaniel 62, Lycoming 57: The Green Terror (7-3) rallied again in the second half, led by the tournament's Most Valuable Player, Phillip Perry (Annapolis Area Christian) with 16 points, to beat the host Warriors (5-4) in the title game of the Louis Fleming Basinger Memorial Tournament.
McDaniel outscored Lycoming 36-29 in the second half to win. A second-half rally carried McDaniel over Misericordia, 58-50, in Monday's tournament opener.
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