LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) -Freshman Anthony Hitchens scored a career-high 15 points, 12 in the second half, as Akron rallied to defeat Niagara 63-59 on Wednesday night.
Akron (5-2) trailed by nine points at 57-48 with less than six minutes remaining in the second half, but closed the game with a 15-2 run.
With Akron leading 61-59, Mike Bardo knocked away an inbounds pass to teammate Darryl Roberts, forcing a Niagara turnover with three seconds left. Roberts then hit a pair of free throws to seal the victory.
Niagara (5-2) had its four-game winning streak snapped. The team hadn't lost a home game since Feb. 8.
Nate Linhart scored 14 points for Akron. Roberts finished with 11.
Tyrone Lewis paced Niagara with 21 points. Demetrius Williams had 17.

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Xavier vs. Arizona Prediction Is Arizona laying too many points to Xavier in tonight's NCAA tournament Sweet 16 matchup at 10:09PM ET?
Thumbnail Purdue vs. Kansas Prediction Will No. 1 Kansas continue to roll along when it takes on No. 4 Purdue in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament tonight at...
Thumbnail West Virginia vs. Gonzaga Prediction Can West Virginia upset Gonzaga tonight in the NCAA tournament? Tip-off for this matchup is set for 7:39PM ET.
Thumbnail Michigan vs. Oregon Prediction No. 7 Michigan looks to continue its Cinderella run in the NCAA Tournament when it faces No. 3 Oregon in the Sweet 16 at...
Thumbnail CSU Bakersfield vs. UT-Arlington Pick Can No. 8 Cal-State Bakersfield continue its surprising run through the NIT Tournament when it takes on No. 6 Texas-Arlington in the...

NCAAB Team Pages