(AP) - Jake Kretzer scored all eight of his points in overtime to help Akron stave off Middle Tennessee 82-77 Sunday in a nonconference victory.
After a dunk by Akron's Zeke Marshall brought the Zips (4-2) even with the Blue Raiders (5-2) at 72-all, Kretzer hit the first of his two 3-pointers, putting Akron ahead for good.
Kretzer hit another 3 with 1 minute left in the overtime to go ahead 80-76, then hit two free throws with 4 seconds left to ensure victory.
With 14 seconds left in regulation, Middle Tennessee's Raymond Cintron was fouled attempting a 3-pointer and hit all three free throws to square the score at 70. Alex Abreu got off a buzzer-beating jumper for Akron but missed, sending the game to overtime.