Wmichigan 43
Akron 25 40 65
Date of game: 1/9/2013

Recap: Akron vs. Western Mich

Akron, OH (Sports Network) - Nick Harney led the way with 15 points as the Akron Zips completed a 65-43 rout of the Western Michigan Broncos in the Mid- American Conference opener for both sides at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Brian Walsh, Alex Abreu, and Pat Forsythe chipped in 12 points each for Akron (10-4, 1-0 MAC) as it picked up its sixth victory in a row. Abreu also dealt out five assists while Forsythe pulled down eight rebounds.

Austin Richie paced WMU (8-6, 0-1) with 11 points, but none of his teammates joined him in double-figures as it suffered its second consecutive loss.

Both teams struggled in the early stages of the contest. The Broncos shot just 28 percent from the floor and committed nine turnovers in the opening 20 minutes while Akron hit just 29.4 percent of its first half field goal attempts. The Zips ended the period on a 12-6 run that gave them a 25-19 lead at halftime.

Akron then scored 10 consecutive points to start off the second stanza and build a sizeable 35-21 advantage on the scoreboard. WMU went just 1-of-9 from 3-point range in the second half while the Zips knocked down 6-of-12 from beyond the arc to improve to 8-0 at home.

Akron held a 41-30 edge in the rebounding battle and converted WMU's 15 turnovers into 19 points.

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