Akron beats Eastern Michigan, extends home win streak to 27 games

Posted at 10:09 PM, Jan 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-20 22:09:47-05
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Isaiah Johnson scored 21 points and Akron remained undefeated in Mid-American Conference play, setting a school-record home win streak with a 70-63 victory over Eastern Michigan on Friday night.
Antino Jackson added 11 points for the Zips (16-3, 5-1), who won their 27th straight at James A. Rhodes Arena, the third-longest active home win streak behind Kansas (52) and Oregon (36).
Noah Robotham and Kwan Cheatham hit 3-pointers and Jackson added a bucket for an 8-0 Akron lead. The Zips remained in front, leading 38-28 at halftime behind nine points from Johnson.
A Robotham 3-pointer gave Akron a 15-point lead with 7 1/2 minutes remaining but the Eagles (12-7, 4-2) got within four with 1 1/2 minutes left after a bucket by Ty Toney. But that was the game's last field goal and Akron outscored EMU 5-2 at the line from there.
Toney finished with 17 points, Willie Magnum 13 and Baylee Steele 10.