Women's basketball stuns Michigan

“True freshman Kyle Baumgartner scored 14 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and led the Zips to a signature upset win in the team’s season opener. Behind solid play from the Zips bench, the University of Akron beat Michigan 58-49 at Rhodes Arena Monday. The win is the second in program history against a Big Ten opponent and the first time in 11 seasons the Zips won their season opener After the win, UA is 2-11 all-time against Big Ten opponents.”

True freshman Kyle Baumgartner scored 14 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and led the Zips to a signature upset win in the team’s season opener.

Behind solid play from the Zips bench, the University of Akron beat Michigan 58-49 at Rhodes Arena Monday. The win is the second in program history against a Big Ten opponent and the first time in 11 seasons the Zips won their season opener

After the win, UA is 2-11 all-time against Big Ten opponents.

It’s a big win for the team and for the program and something we’ll use to boost our confidence, UA head coach Jodi Kest said. On paper we were the underdogs but that’s why you play the game.

Akron’s bench outscored the Wolverines (1-1) 38-11, including 12 points from senior Ashley Veal.

The Zips held Michigan to 23.3 percent (7-of-30) shooting in the second half and 28 percent (15-of-52) for the game.

I told the team before the game, as long as the people in this room believe we can win, Kest said, that’s all that matters.

– Buchtelite Staff Report