Zips pull away from Herd

Published 1:29 am Monday, December 19, 2016

AKRON (AP) — Noah Robotham hit six 3-pointers for 27 points and Akron pulled away down the stretch to beat Marshall 99-88 on Saturday night.
The win keeps the Zips perfect at home this season, moving them to 6-0 overall.
Isaiah Johnson finished 8 of 8 from the field for 16 points to go with eight rebounds and eight assists, while Kwan Cheatham Jr. added 15 points for the Zips (8-3).
Akron shot 58. 6 percent from the field and hit 15 3-pointers.
Stevie Browning led all scorers with 31 points for Marshall (6-4). Austin Loop finished with 24 points and Jon Elmore added 10 with 10 assists for the Thunder Herd. Elmore is the first player in school history with 10-plus assists in three straight games.
Akron led by just five (89-84) with 4:10 left, but a Robotham 3 sparked an 8-0 Zips’ run which put the game out of reach.

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