CLEVELAND (AP) Loren Cristian Jackson scored 31 points as Akron beat Bowling Green 74-67 in the Mid-American Conference tourney quarterfinals on Thursday night.
The win comes two weeks after the Zips suffered an 83-71 loss to Bowling Green in conference play. Akron will meet No. 2 seed Buffalo in Friday's late semifinal. The semis are an all-Ohio round as top-seeded Toledo takes on fifth seed Ohio in the other game.
Bryan Trimble Jr. had 12 points for Akron (15-7). Ali Ali added nine points with six rebound and Enrique Freeman pulled down nine rebounds.