Akron sped to a 17-5 lead with Ivey and Utomi each making 3-pointers. Ohio got it going on offense and established an 11-4 run to draw within 21-16 with 5:09 before halftime.
The Zips led 30-22 at halftime, and early in the second half, Ivey buried a 3 and followed with a 3-point play to start an 18-8 run in which Utomi scored a layup and a pair of 3s. The Zips (13-8, 5-3 Mid-American Conference) led by double digits the rest of the way.
Loren Cristian Jackson added 12 points for the Zips, which owned a 41-32 rebounds advantage.
Jason Carter led Ohio (11-10, 3-6) with 18 points 10 rebounds and the Bobcats managed just 37.7 shooting (20 of 53).
Ex-Zona assistant said he paid HS coach $40K
Emanuel "Book" Richardson told undercover FBI agents that he paid $40,000 to a high school coach to ensure that Rawle Alkins was academically eligible to play Arizona, according to a transcript of a meeting obtained by ESPN.
Parham gets waiver to play now at Georgia Tech
Guard Bubba Parham has received a waiver to play at Georgia Tech right away after transferring from VMI.
NCAA asks California to deny Fair Pay to Play Act
While the NCAA opposes the Fair Pay to Play Act because it would make it illegal for California schools to follow current rules for name, image and likeness, board of governors chair Michael Drake said the NCAA does need to evolve.