Gilliam scores 22 and Akron beats UNC Asheville 82-63 in Puerto Rico

Chauncey Gilliam scored 22 points for Akron, helping the Zips beat UNC Asheville 82-63 of Friday in the second round of the Puerto Rico Tipoff.

Playing in the consolation bracket after each team lost Thursday, Gilliam hit two 3-pointers and Akron (2-2) went on a 10-2 to start the second half, giving the Zips a 47-36 lead.

Bayamon native Alex Abreu had 12 points and Nick Harney had 10 for Akron.

Zeke Marshall had his 26th game with four or more blocked shots. He had five blocks.

Keith Hornsby finished with 22 points for UNC Asheville (1-3).