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Zips hit record 20 3-pointers to beat Ohio for MAC regular season crown

AKRON (AP) — Reggie McAdams scored 21 points, Kwan Cheatham Jr. had a double-double and Akron made a school record 20 3-pointers to beat Ohio 91-76 on Tuesday night for the Mid-American regular season title.

Cheatham also finished with 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. McAdams hit seven 3-pointers and Cheatham added five — both tying career-highs — as Akron made a school record 20 of 42.

The Zips tied their previous school record of 19 3-pointers last Friday against Bowling Green. They’re a combined 39 of 84 (46 percent) in the last two games.

Former Waverly star Jake Kretzer chipped in with three 3-pointers and had 11 points for Akron (23-7, 12-5).

Jaaron Simmons led Ohio (19-10, 10-7) with 25 points. The Bobcats were 8 of 25 from 3-point range and were outrebounded 47-28.

Akron hosts Kent State in a regular-season finale on Friday before entering the MAC tournament as the No. 1 seed.

AKRON 91, OHIO 76

OHIO (19-10)

Setty 5-15 2-2 13, Simmons 10-16 3-3 25, Kaminski 5-12 1-1 13, Campbell 4-13 1-2 9, Dartis 4-5 3-3 13, Block 1-1 0-0 3, Laster 0-0 0-0 0, Taylor 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-62 10-11 76.

AKRON (23-7)

Cheatham Jr. 8-17 0-0 21, Aa. Jackson 0-5 0-0 0, Robotham 4-6 0-0 10, McAdams 7-15 0-0 21, An. Jackson 5-12 0-0 12, Ivey 2-2 0-0 5, Williams 0-3 2-3 2, Kretzer 3-8 2-2 11, Johnson 3-6 3-6 9. Totals 32-74 7-11 91.

Halftime—Akron 42-37. 3-Point Goals—Ohio 8-25 (Dartis 2-3, Simmons 2-5, Kaminski 2-8, Block 1-1, Setty 1-4, Campbell 0-4), Akron 20-43 (McAdams 7-14, Cheatham Jr. 5-12, Kretzer 3-6, Robotham 2-3, An. Jackson 2-5, Ivey 1-1, Williams 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Ohio 28 (Campbell 11), Akron 47 (Cheatham Jr. 12). Assists—Ohio 11 (Simmons 7), Akron 18 (Williams 5). Total Fouls—Ohio 13, Akron 13. A—4,192.