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Akron Defeats Marshall 59-58 - Recap

Akron got 12 points from Isaiah Johnson en route to a 59-58 victory over Marshall on Thursday at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Akron won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 11.5-point spread.

Akron got 9 points from Pat Forsythe and another 8 points from Nick Harney. Nyles Evans contributed 2 assists, while Isaiah Johnson cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

Marshall got 16 points from Ryan Taylor in a losing cause and another 10 points from Chris Thomas. Kareem Canty contributed 5 assists for them, while Ryan Taylor had 5 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Akron were victorious, as the score was 31-25 at the break.

Akron won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 42-29.