Eric McLaughlin scored 37 points, including 11 during a 24-0 scoring spurt late in the first half, as Akron whipped Weber State 92-50 Saturday night in the regular season finale for both teams.
Akron, which finished 21-7, does not belong to a conference and needs an at-large bid to advance to the NCAA tournament.Weber State, 16-10, opens play Thursday in the Big Sky Conference tourney with the winner going to the NCAA.
McLaughlin hit a 3-point play, three jumpers and two free-throws during a seven-minute stretch as Akron widened its lead from 17-10 with 12:27 left in the first half to 41-10 with 5:35 left while holding Weber State scoreless.
Shawn Roberts added 19 points for Akron.
Weber State, which trailed 50-25 at halftime, was led by Mark Frazier with 8 points.