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Darren Goodson set a career high with 19 points as Kent State upset Akron 68-64 Friday night as the first-place Zips played their first game without their starting point guard.
The Golden Flashes (19-12, 9-7 Mid-American Conference) beat an Akron team without Alex Abreu, who was arrested this week on charges of trafficking and possessing marijuana. Abreu pled not guilty earlier Friday.
Kent State led 40-25 at halftime and never surrendered the advantage, though Reggie McAdams' 3-pointer pulled the Zips (24-6, 14-2) within 64-61 with 33 seconds left. The Golden Flashes responded with four straight foul shots.
Freshman Carmelo Betancourt filled in for Abreu, scoring five points with four assists.
Akron's Demetrius Treadwell had 13 points and 13 rebounds, while Zeke Marshall added 14 points.
The loss drops Akron to 15-1 at home this year. The Zips have lost two of three since having their 19-game winning streak snapped.
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University of Akron point guard Alex Abreu has been suspended indefinitely after his arrest on marijuana trafficking charges Thursday afternoon.
Narcotics officers made the arrest late Thursday afternoon after intercepting a delivery intended for Abreu.
The Akron Beacon Journal reported that Abreu remains in Summit County Jail. A University of Akron statement said Abreu's...
The Akron Zips are one of those mid-major teams that everyone believes can make a lot of noise in a couple of weeks when the NCAA Tournament begins, but it appears as if they are going to be doing it without their star guard, Alex Abreu, as he is was arrested on Thursday for multiple felony charges. According to the Akron Beacon-Journal, the All-MAC junior was arrested by undercover...
On Thursday, the Akron Zips basketball team received some shocking and sad news that their basketball star Alex Abreu has been suspended indefinitely after being arrested on drug-trafficking charges.According to a report, Abreu, 21, and Austin L. Durgala, 18, were caught and arrested for trafficking marijuana and possession of marijuana. The two were charged after detectives seized...
I guess Abreu was more interested in being the next Rick Ross (the drug dealer not the rapper), than the March Madness. He will be spending the rest of March trying to figure out how to stay out of jail.
Deadspin has the details.
The Akron Zips will be without the services of starting point guard Alex Abreu after the All-MAC junior found himself in jail today facing multiple felony...
Akron point guard Alex Abreu was suspended Thursday after he was arrested and charged with possession and trafficking of marijuana.
A team spokesman said the indefinite suspension is pending the outcome of a police investigation. In an emailed statement, the spokesman said the university is gathering information and questions about the investigation should be directed to the Akron...
Akron Zips starting point guard Alex Abreu was arrested Thursday on multiple felony drug charges after reportedly accepting a shipment of marijuana from undercover cops.According to the police report, Abreu and another man accepted delivery of a package containing approximately five pounds of marijuana.The package had been intercepted at a local courier service after a K-9 unit detected...
Akron's special season has hit a stunning snag.
Zips starting point guard Alex Abreu pleaded not guilty to trafficking and possession of marijuana on Friday, hours before his teammates played rival Kent State in their regular-season finale - on senior night - without the junior floor general and inspirational leader. Abreu has been suspended indefinitely, pending the outcome...