Williams carries Akron past Miami (Ohio) 75-65

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Xeyrius Williams recorded 17 points and 10 rebounds to carry Akron to a 75-65 win over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday.

Tyler Cheese had 17 points and six rebounds for Akron (21-6, 11-3 Mid-American Conference), which earned its fifth straight win. Channel Banks and Loren Cristian Jackson added 14 points apiece.

Nike Sibande had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the RedHawks (10-16, 3-10). Milos Jovic added 11 points and six rebounds. Elijah McNamara had 10 points.

The Zips improve to 2-0 against the RedHawks for the season. Akron defeated Miami (Ohio) 81-60 on Jan. 21. Akron faces Bowling Green on the road on Tuesday. Miami (Ohio) faces Kent State on the road on Tuesday.

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