Puerto Rico Tip-off - Akron Downs UNC Asheville 82-63 - Match Report
Akron grabbed an 82-63 win over UNC Asheville on Friday, behind a 22-point effort from Chauncey Gilliam at Coliseo do Puerto Rico.
Akron won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 8.5-point spread as favorites.
Akron got 12 points from Alex Abreu and another 8 points from Brian Walsh. Alex Abreu contributed 9 assists, while Zeke Marshall cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
UNC Asheville got 22 points from Keith Hornsby in a losing cause and another 10 points from Jeremy Atkinson. Trent Meyer contributed 5 assists for them, while Jon Nwannunu had 5 rebounds.
Akron hit the break leading 37-34 before taking care of business in the second half.
Akron had a 30-29 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.