Detroit 30 30 60
Akron 21 58 79
Date of game: 12/18/2013

Recap: Akron vs. Detroit

Akron, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Demetrius Treadwell had a double-double with 22 points and 13 rebounds, as the Akron Zips made easy work of the Detroit Titans, 79-60, in a non-conference tilt at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Nyles Evans scored 14 points for the Zips (5-2). Jake Kretzer added 11 points, while Quincy Diggs chipped in 10 points and seven assists.

Anton Wilson led the Titans (5-7) with 16 points. Juwan Howard, Jr. scored 13 points and Evan Bruinsma added 12. Ugochukwu Njoku brought down nine boards.

Akron shot a miserable 23.1 percent from the floor and made 2-of-9 from 3- point range in the first half. Detroit was able to take a 30-21 lead into the break despite only shooting 37.9 percent from the field itself.

The Zips caught fire in the second half, draining 71.4 percent of their field goal attempts, including 9-of-12 from beyond the arc. Detroit only shot 34.4 percent from the field after intermission as it quickly fell behind.

Despite losing, Detroit held a 22-4 advantage in points off turnovers.

Akron's bench outscored Detroit's reserves, 43-21. The Zips also outrebounded the Titans, 44-29.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

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