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Jackson scores 23 points to lead Akron over Tennessee State

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Loren Crist Jackson scored 23 points, Jimond Ivey added 19 and Daniel Utomi had 18 points and Akron defeated Tennessee State 82-60 on Tuesday night.

Jackson and Utomi combined to make nine of the Zips' 13 3-pointers, Jackson making 4 of 8 and Utomi hitting on 5 of 8. The Zips (7-4) made 13 of 29 from distance and Tennessee State made just 5 of 18.

Tennessee State (3-7) was led in scoring and rebounding by Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey, who had 11 points and eight rebounds.

Tennessee State was within 12 points with 14:53 remaining in the second half. In the next four minutes Akron went on a 13-2 run, with Utomi scoring six points, for a 64-43 lead. The Zips led by at least 15 points the rest of the way.

Akron led 42-28 at halftime.

Updated December 18, 2018

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