WMU vs Akron

February 6, 2008

Article from http://www.gozips.com/ .....

Men's Basketball Falls At Western Michigan

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The University of Akron men’s basketball team lost 86-66 to Western Michigan in a Mid-American Conference game on Wednesday at University Arena. The loss dropped the Zips out of a three-way-tie for first place in the league's East Division. Chris McKnight led Akron (16-6, 6-3) with a career-high 18 points, and Nate Linhart added 16 for the Zips, who cut the Western Michigan (13-9, 7-2) lead to 58-49 with 10:48 to play, but could close the gap no further.

Linhart made 6-of-9 shots from the field, including 4-of-5 3-pointers. McKnight was true on 6-of-7 attempts from the floor, and made 3-of-3 treys. Nick Dials finished with 11 points and four assists for the Zips, who lost their third-straight road game. WMU used a 30-8 run to take a 39-17 advantage, its biggest of the contest, with 5:28 remaining before halftime. The Broncos had a 47-33 cushion at the intermission. Joe Reitz led WMU with 17 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Derek Drews shot 4-for-5 from 3-point range and scored 14 points for the Broncos, while David Kool added 13 points and led all players with eight assists.

WMU shot 53.8 percent (28-of-52) from the field, 40.0 percent (8-of-20) from behind the arc and 78.6 percent (22-of-28) from the line. Akron shot 39.2 percent (20-of-51) from the floor, 40.0 percent (10-of-25) from long range and 69.6 percent (16-of-23) from the charity stripe. The victory keeps Western Michigan (MAC West Division leader) tied with Kent State (MAC East Division leader) atop the conference’s overall standings.


Official Basketball Box Score
Akron vs Western Michigan
2/6/08 7 p.m. at Kalamazoo, Mich. (University Arena)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
VISITORS: Akron 16-6, 6-3 MAC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
02 MILUM, Quade........ f  0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   3   0  0  3  1  0  13
21 WOOD, Jeremiah...... f  1-7    0-1    0-1    3  2  5   2   2  2  2  1  1  20
33 LINHART, Nate....... f  6-9    4-5    0-2    0  1  1   4  16  1  0  0  1  31
04 McNEES, Steve....... g  1-7    0-3    3-4    2  0  2   2   5  3  0  0  0  24
11 DIALS, Nick......... g  3-9    2-7    3-4    0  1  1   1  11  4  1  0  1  30
01 MIDDLETON, Cedrick..    1-3    1-3    3-4    0  0  0   2   6  0  1  0  1  21
12 ROBERTS, Darryl.....    0-3    0-1    4-4    0  2  2   2   4  2  0  0  0  18
23 McKNIGHT, Brett.....    1-1    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   2   2  0  1  0  1   3
30 McKNIGHT, Chris.....    6-7    3-3    3-4    2  2  4   1  18  0  4  0  0  16
32 CONYERS, Jimmy......    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  2  0  0   9
54 BARDO, Mike.........    1-3    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   2   2  0  0  0  2  15
   TEAM................                         2  1  3
   Totals..............   20-50  10-24  16-23  10 11 21  22  66 12 14  2  7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-27 40.7%   2nd Half:  9-23 39.1%   Game: 40.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-11 45.5%   2nd Half:  5-13 38.5%   Game: 41.7%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  6-9  66.7%   2nd Half: 10-14 71.4%   Game: 69.6%   5,3


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOME TEAM: Western Michigan 13-9, 7-2 MAC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
05 HERSHBERGER, Andrew. f  2-2    0-0    1-2    1  3  4   2   5  0  1  1  1  19
42 REITZ, Joe.......... c  6-12   0-0    5-7    6  5 11   1  17  1  1  0  0  32
22 REDELL, Michael..... g  1-4    1-4    2-2    0  1  1   5   5  2  5  0  2  22
23 KOOL, David......... g  4-9    2-7    3-3    0  4  4   3  13  8  0  0  1  28
34 GARY, Shawntes...... g  5-11   0-1    1-2    3  3  6   3  11  1  0  0  2  17
01 FRACALOSSI, Derek...    0-1    0-1    4-4    1  1  2   1   4  3  2  0  1  21
04 DREWS, Derek........    4-5    4-5    2-2    0  1  1   1  14  0  2  0  0  11
12 RICKS, Andre........    2-3    1-2    0-0    0  1  1   2   5  0  0  0  1  30
15 WOLF, Alex..........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
21 McLEMORE, Martelle..    3-5    0-1    1-2    3  3  6   1   7  3  1  0  0  14
33 LAWSON, Donald......    1-1    0-0    3-4    1  0  1   3   5  0  0  1  0   6
   TEAM................                         1     1
   Totals..............   28-53   8-21  22-28  16 22 38  22  86 18 12  2  8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 15-28 53.6%   2nd Half: 13-25 52.0%   Game: 52.8%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  7-16 43.8%   2nd Half:  1-5  20.0%   Game: 38.1%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 10-10 100 %   2nd Half: 12-18 66.7%   Game: 78.6%    1


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Officials: Glenn Mayborg, D.J. Carstensen, Bo Boroski
Technical fouls: Akron-None. Western Michigan-None.
Attendance: 2733
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Akron.........................   33   33  -   66
Western Michigan..............   47   39  -   86
WMU David Kool career-high assists
WMU #22 fouls out at 2:45


<BGSOUND SRC="preloop8.mp3" LOOP="2">

Comments about anything?

Thomas R. Wolf, Jr. <wmuwolf@gmail.com>

Click here to E-mail This Page