LAS VEGAS (AP) - Steve McNees scored 16 points and Akron hit 14 3-pointers in a 72-56 victory over Stetson on Wednesday in the third round of the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic.
McNees went 4 of 9 from 3-point range while Brett McClanahan, who scored 13, was 3 of 5 for the Zips (7-4).
Also for Akron, Alex Abreu had 11 points, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, along with seven assists. Darryl Roberts added 10 points for the Zips.
Akron attempted 29 3-pointers and went 16 of 17 from the free throw line.
Tyshawn Patterson led the Hatters (3-8) with 18 points on 8-for-12 shooting. Ridge Graham added 10 points and 12 rebounds for Stetson, which went 2 of 9 from 3-point range.
The Zips, who never trailed, made 10 three-pointers in the first half and led 42-27 at intermission. Akron's lead never sank below 10 in the second half.
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