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ATHENS, Ohio Jimmy Conyers posted his fourth career double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds as the University of Akron men's basketball team held off Ohio 67-62 on Wednesday at the Convocation Center.

The Zips (12-4, 2-0 Mid-American Conference) have won back-to-back games and eight of their last nine contests, while the Bobcats (9-7, 0-2) have now lost three of their last four.

Akron broke out to an 11-2 lead early and led by as many as 13 points in the first half. An 8-1 Bobcats run late in the half narrowed the lead to six points, and the Zips maintained that margin with a 36-30 halftime advantage.

Armon Bassett, who tied his career high with 25 points, scored six of Ohio's first nine points in the second half as Ohio tied the score at 39-all with 15:52 remaining. Ohio then built a four-point lead that dwindled to 57-56 with a little over six minutes to play.

Akron used a 9-2 run to pull ahead, and Conyers nailed a 3-pointer to give UA a 63-59 lead with 2:43 to go.

Bassett, who was 9-for-10 from the free throw line, hit the second of two foul shots with 27 seconds left to make it 65-62, but Brett McKnight hit two free throws to clinch the win. McKnight finished with 13 points to round out UA's double-digit scorers.

Ohio (9-7, 0-2 MAC) returns to action Saturday when the Bobcats travel to Oxford for a noon tip-off (ESPNU) against rival Miami.

Akron will be at Buffalo in a 2 p.m. game.

Courtesy of Ohio and Akron Athletics


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