NCAA Basketball

Final 1 2 Tot
31 46 77
45 56 101
3:30 PM PT4:30 PM MT5:30 PM CT6:30 PM ET11:30 PM GMT7:30 PM 北京时间4:30 PM MST6:30 PM EST, Mar 9, 2023
Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland, Ohio  Attendance: 3,852

Castaneda's 31 leads Akron over Buffalo in MAC quarterfinals

CLEVELAND (AP) Xavier Castaneda scored 31 points and Enrique Freeman added 19, leading Akron to a 101-77 win over Buffalo in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament on Thursday night.

The third-seeded Zips (22-10) advanced to face rival and second-seeded Kent State in Friday's semifinals. Akron and Kent State (26-6) split their regular-season matchups with the Golden Flashes winning 89-84 in overtime at home last week.

Top-seeded Toledo (26-6) will face Ohio (19-13) in the other semifinal with the winners meeting in Saturday's title game for the MAC's automatic NCAA bid.

Castaneda made five 3-pointers - three in a span of 2:23 - in the second half to help the Zips pull away. Castaneda's 3-pointer with 9:06 left put Akron up 78-48.

Yazid Powell scored 25 and LaQuill Hardnett added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the sixth-seeded Bulls (15-17).

Castaneda scored 14 points in the first half, helping Akron build an 18-point lead.


AP college basketball: and and

Updated March 9, 2023

Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2023 by STATS PERFORM.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS PERFORM is strictly prohibited.