Loren Cristian Jackson had 26 points as Akron beat UMass 85-79 on Monday night.
Banks added 21 points and seven rebounds, and Tyler Cheese scored 14 for Akron (10-3). Camron Reece added eight rebounds. Christian Jackson made three straight 3-pointers to give Akron an early 27-13 lead.
Akron plays Eastern Michigan on the road on Saturday. UMass takes on Saint Louis on the road on Sunday.
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