NCAA Basketball

Trimble scores 22 to carry Akron over Northern Illinois

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Bryan Trimble Jr. had 22 points as Akron stretched its home winning streak to nine games, edging past Northern Illinois 81-76 on Tuesday.

Loren Cristian Jackson had 19 points and seven assists for Akron (13-4, 11-3 Mid-American Conference). Ali Ali added 11 points and Michael Wynn had 10 points.

Zool Kueth had 21 points for the Huskies (2-12, 1-8). Tyler Cochran scored a career-high 20 points plus 13 rebounds and seven assists. Chinedu Kingsley Okanu had 10 points.

The Zips leveled the season series against the Huskies. Northern Illinois defeated Akron 67-65 on Jan. 12.

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Updated February 16, 2021

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