Cmichigan 27 29 56
Akron 28 40 68
Date of game: 2/5/2013

Recap: Akron vs. Central Mich

Akron, OH (Sports Network) - Alex Abreu scored 15 points and handed out seven assists as the Akron Zips used a late run to pull away from the Central Michigan Chippewas at Rhodes Arena, 68-56, to stay perfect in Mid-American Conference play.

Demetrius Treadwell shot 6-of-8 from the floor for 12 points for Akron (18-4, 9-0 MAC), which has won 14 games in a row, the longest streak for any Division I team this season.

For CMU (9-13, 2-7), Kyle Randall shot 8-of-16 from the field with four 3- pointers to pace all scorers with 22 points. The Chippewas extended their season-long losing streak to five games.

Even though Akron outshot CMU from the field in the first half, 50 percent to 37.5 percent, it took just a 28-27 lead into intermission. The Chippewas kept the game close by shooting 5-of-6 from the foul line, while the Zips went without a free-throw attempt in the opening 20 minutes.

The game remained close for much of the second half with the teams exchanging a handful of leads, but Akron sealed its fate by ripping off an 11-0 run in the final two minutes.

Akron won the rebounding battle, 33-26.

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