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MAC/BIG TEN Akron's late surge not enough to get past Miami



Published: Mon, January 31, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



Purdue slammed Michigan to end seven-game skid.

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OXFORD, Ohio -- Danny Horace scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Miami survived a late Akron surge to win 74-63 on Sunday.

The RedHawks (12-5, 7-2 Mid-American) led 65-44 with 6:41 left in the game, but the Zips went on a 18-1 run to cut the lead to four points with 2:01 to play.

Darryl Peterson, who finished with 20 points, scored seven points during that span, and Cedrick Middleton added five points and a steal, one of four during the run.

Miami then went on an 8-1 run to seal the win.

Chet Mason scored 17 points for Miami, and William Hatcher added 13 points and six assists. Bubba Walther had 16 points for Akron.

The RedHawks led 28-19 at the half, and finished with a 34-18 advantage on points in the paint. The Zips scored 20 points off turnovers, compared to 13 for Miami.

Purdue 84, Michigan 55

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Matt Kiefer had 21 points and eight rebounds and Carl Landry scored 19 as Purdue snapped a seven-game losing streak.

Brandon McKnight had 18 points, and David Teague added 14 points and seven assists for the Boilermakers (5-13, 1-6 Big Ten), who avoided their worst start in the conference since the 1962-63 season.

Chris Hunter and Graham Brown each had 11 points, and Dion Harris scored eight for Michigan (12-9, 3-4), which lost its fourth consecutive game after winning six in a row.

The Wolverines, who started the Big Ten season 3-0, were playing their second straight game without starting point guard Daniel Horton, who was suspended from the team indefinitely after being charged with misdemeanor domestic violence.




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