MT. PLEASANT, Mich. -- Kevin McKay scored 24 points and 11 rebounds, his 14th career double-double, as Central Michigan defeated Youngstown State 88-72 on Saturday.
David DiLeo added 16 points for Central Michigan (6-2), which remained undefeated at home. Devontae Lane added 14 points and seven assists. Rob Montgomery had 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocks.
With a once-healthy lead dwindling to six points, McKay and DiLeo sparked a 12--6 run for the Chippewas, McKay scoring seven points including a dunk, and DiLeo added five.
The Penguins trailed by 16 eight minutes into the second half, but Akuchie scored 10 of his 14 to spark an 18-6 run and Youngstown State came as close as 65-59.
Central Michigan matches up against UT Martin at home on Friday. Youngstown State faces Robert Morris at home on Wednesday.
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