Home opener victory over the Retrievers of the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
The Zips started their season off right with a win over UMBC, 74-57. The first half the game was close. The Retrievers even reached a eight point lead, but the Zips came back and at half lead the score 37-26.
UA also shot at 47 percent and made 12 three pointers during the game. They had 34 rebounds in the game with nine of them coming from an offensive possession which led to nine 2nd chance points in the game. The one room for improvement that must be fixed soon is their free throws, where they shot 12-21 (57 percent) in the game. Akron also finished the game with 12 turnovers, 17 assists and 36 bench points in the game.
Demetrius “Tree” Treadwell once again earned a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds along with three assists. Jake Kretzer added a team high of 13 points going 3-4 from three point range and 100 percent from the line. Noah Robotham had five assists along with eight points and shot 50 percent from the field.
Next up, the Zips travel south to compete in the Gildan Charleston Classic in South Carolina where they will first play the Trojans of Southern California who lost their first game at home against Portland State 76-68.
Look for Jordan McLaughlin, Katin Reinhardt, Malik Martin and Darion Clark to make an impact and attempt to win their first game of the season.