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USC falls hard to Akron, 66-46
USC falls hard to Akron, 66-46

Kwan Cheatham had 15 points and Pat Forsythe added 15 points and nine rebounds to lead Akron past USC, 66-46, in the opening game of the Charleston Classic on Thursday. The Zips took a double-digit lead in the first half and held off the Trojans to beat a Power Five conference member for the fourth straight season. Noah Robotham added 14 points for Akron, which opened 2-0 for the fourth time in coach Keith Dambrot's 11 seasons. USC (1-2) cut Akron's 17-point lead down to 47-40 on Nikola Jovanovic's basket with 10 minutes left. That's when Antino Jackson hit two straight three-pointers to give the Zips back their comfortable lead. Jovanovic had 11 points to lead...

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