Cheese nailed all three attempts from beyond the arc and was 10 of 16 from the floor. Utomi was 5 of 8 from long range. Loren Cristian Jackson added 11 points and Jimond Ivey dished out seven assists while pulling down seven rebounds for Akron (15-12 7-7 Mid-American Conference).
The Zips had a 13-2 run midway in the second half to go up 57-42 with 7:59 remaining in the game and Akron coasted to the win.
Michigan State's Rocket Watts (stress reaction) to miss Sunday's game
Michigan State freshman guard Rocket Watts is expected to miss Sunday's game against Rutgers with an injury.
Hauser carries Portland St. past CS Northridge 73-67
Matt Hauser had a career-high 29 points as Portland State defeated Cal State Northridge 73-67 on Friday night.
Elkaz leads UC Riverside over Cal Lutheran 74-40
Dragan Elkaz came off the bench to score 15 points and UC Riverside defeated Cal Lutheran 74-40 on Friday night.