AKRON, Ohio -- Xeyrius Williams had 22 points and 12 rebounds as Akron edged past Kent State 79-76 on Friday night in the regular-season final for both teams.
Loren Cristian Jackson had 16 points for Akron (24-7, 14-4 Mid-American Conference), which earned its fifth consecutive home victory. Channel Banks added 14 points. Tyler Cheese had 10 points, nine rebounds and six assists.
Kent State will be the No. 6 seed and host a first-round game against 11th-seeded Eastern Michigan on Monday.
The Zips leveled the season series against the Golden Flashes with the win. Kent State defeated Akron 68-67 on Jan. 31.
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