For the second straight game, the Zips were red hot from beyond the 3-point arc, shooting 50-percent while . . .
Jackson led the Zips with 20 points and six triples while McAdams tallied 15 points and five 3-pointers. Robotham (9 pts.) and Kretzer (6 pts.) each connected from downtown twice, while Ivey (6 pts.) made one from deep.
Bowling Green flew out to an 11-point advantage by the 12-minute mark, 20-9. However, moment's later, junior center Isaiah Johnson scored the first two of his 15-point evening to spark a 12-0 run. Robotham and Jackson added six points from deep, while Pat Forsythe chipped in four of his 10 points.
After a BGSU bucket, the Zips used an 11-2 run, fueled by three triples from Jackson and a Johnson lay-in, for a 32-24 advantage with 4:18 left in the half. The Falcons found the bottom of the net again, and Jackson answered with his fifth 3-pointer of the contest. The Zips took a nine-point 41-32 advantages into halftime.
After the break, Bowling Green used the first five minutes for a comeback, tying the game at 47-47. McAdams broke the stalemate and added a second long range bomb for a 54-47 Zips' advantage.
Akron increased the lead to nine with an old-fashioned 3-point play by Johnson, but the Falcons battled back, cutting the deficit to two points, 59-57, with 8:23 left to play.
Forsythe nailed a turn-around jumper in the paint to give the Zips a four point advantage, while McAdams and Ivey followed with triples to push the lead back to 10 points with 5:35 to play.
Kretzer added a pair from long distance while Robotham and junior forward Kwan Cheatham, Jr. added five points for a 13-point spread with 2:26 remaining in the game. McAdams hit the Zips' last 3-pointer with 32-seconds on the clock, as Akron connected from downtown 10 times out of 14 field goals.
Akron shot 49.1 percent from the field (28-of-57) while winning the battle of the boards 34-28. BGSU finished the game shooting 48.1 percent from the floor (26-of-54) and 33.3 percent from downtown (5-of-15)
The Falcons were led in scoring by Spencer Parker and Rasheed Worrel with 23 and 15 points, respectively.
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