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MAC Tournament 2012: Akron Leads Kent State 41-36 At Halftime

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.

For No 4 seed Kent State, Justin Greene has eight points to lead the Golden Flashes. Eric Gaines is Kent State's second-leading scorer with five 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.

For more on the 2012 MAC Championship, visit SB Nation's MAC hub Hustle Belt. For more coverage of Championship Week and Selection Sunday, visit SB Nation DC's college basketball hub.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.