Texas-Arlington Routs Akron 85-69 in NIT Second Round
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kaelon Wilson scored 18 points and Texas-Arlington routed Akron 85-69 in the second round of the NIT.
No. 6 seed Texas-Arlington (27-8) will play the Cal State Bakersfield-Colorado State winner in a quarterfinal. The Mavericks have won 14 straight at home.
Wilson was 7 of 9 from the floor. Kevin Hervey and Erick Neal added 13 points apiece for the Mavericks, who shot 53 percent from the floor and made 12 of 29 (41 percent) from long range. Jimond Ivey scored 14 points to lead No. 7 seed Akron (27-9). Kwan Cheatham Jr. chipped in 11 points.
In other games:
— B.J. Taylor scored 22 points, including a pair of free throws with 1.3 seconds left, and Central Florida beat Illinois State 63-62 Monday night in the second round of the NIT.
— Tracy Abrams scored 18 points, Leron Black had a double-double and Illinois pulled away midway through the second half to beat Boise State 71-56 in the second round of the NIT.