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Rhode Island defeats Akron 68-63

Jan 6, 2010 - 2:36 AM AKRON, Ohio(AP) -- Delroy James scored 11 of his 19 points during a rallying run by Rhode Island in a 68-63 win over Akron on Tuesday night.

The Rams (12-1) trailed 48-39 with 14:35 left before outscoring the Zips 17-6 over the next 7:48. James then hit two layups, a jump shot, two free throws and a three pointer before capping the run on a layup with 6:47 remaining for a 56-54 advantage. It was the Rams' first lead since being up 19-18 with 9:02 left in the first half.

Chris McKnight put the Zips (10-4) back ahead 58-57 on a layup with 4:44 left, but James answered on a 3-pointer 37 seconds later and the Rams wouldn't trail the rest of the way.

Lamonte Ulmer scored 20 points for Rhode Island, which won its eighth straight and snapped a six-game win streak by the Zips.

McKnight finished with 13 points and Nikola Cvetinovic added 12 for Akron.