Akron Zips (14-6, 7-3 MAC) at Miami (OH) RedHawks (9-12, 3-7 MAC)
Oxford, Ohio; Sunday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Akron takes on the Miami (OH) RedHawks after Enrique Freeman scored 21 points in Akron’s 66-55 victory over the Miami (OH) RedHawks.
The RedHawks have gone 6-5 in home games. Miami (OH) is fourth in the MAC scoring 75.5 points while shooting 44.1% from the field.
The Zips have gone 7-3 against MAC opponents. Akron is seventh in the MAC scoring 29.8 points per game in the paint led by Freeman averaging 2.7.
The teams square off for the 10th time in conference play this season. The Zips won the last meeting 66-55 on Feb. 4. Freeman scored 21 points to help lead the Zips to the win.
TOP PERFORMERS: Dae Dae Grant is averaging 16.8 points and 4.1 assists for the RedHawks. Mekhi Lairy is averaging 11.7 points over the last 10 games for Miami (OH).
Bryan Trimble Jr. is shooting 33.8% from beyond the arc with 2.6 made 3-pointers per game for the Zips, while averaging 10.5 points. Xavier Castaneda is averaging 11.6 points over the past 10 games for Akron.
LAST 10 GAMES: RedHawks: 3-7, averaging 72.3 points, 30.1 rebounds, 12.1 assists, 5.5 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 41.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 78.3 points per game.
Zips: 7-3, averaging 70.3 points, 30.6 rebounds, 12.5 assists, 4.9 steals and 2.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 66.4 points.
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