Nikola Cvetinovic leads all scorers with 12 points as Akron leads Kent State 41-36 at halftime of the first MAC Tournament semifinal at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
No. 1 seed Akron has held the lead since Quincy Diggs' jumper with 13:09 remaining in the first half gave the Zips a 17-15 lead.In addition to Cvetinovic's 12 points, Chauncey Gilliam and Nick Harney have chipped in with eight points apiece, while Diggs and Zeke Marshall have each added four points.
The winner of tonight's game will face the winner of the second semifinal game between No. 3 Ohio and No. 2 Buffalo in Saturday night's MAC Championship game.