Danny Pippen had 20 points and 12 rebounds as Kent State narrowly defeated Akron 68-67 in the Wagon Wheel Showdown

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February 1, 2020, 2:24 AM

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KENT, Ohio — Danny Pippen had 20 points and 12 rebounds as Kent State narrowly defeated Akron 68-67 on Friday night in the Wagon Wheel Showdown.

Philip Whittington tipped in the go-ahead basket with 20 seconds left. After a timeout, Akron dribbed down the clock before Channel Banks missed a contested 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Antonio Williams had 17 points for Kent State (16-6, 6-3 Mid-American Conference). Whittington and Troy Simons each had 11 points. Kent State leads the all-time series 78-75.

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