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Men’s basketball impressive in loss to 10th-ranked Blue Jays

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

December 5, 2016


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  The University of Akron men’s basketball team lost to the undefeated Creighton Blue Jays on Saturday night, 82-70. Creighton came in as the 10th-ranked team in the nation, as it improved its record to 8-0 on the season. The loss snapped the Zips’ six-game winning streak as they fall to ...

Akron Men’s Basketball Knocked Out of NIT by Ohio State’s Overtime Run

Akron Men’s Basketball Knocked Out of NIT by Ohio State’s Overtime Run

By Daniel Cermak, dwc29@zips.uakron.edu

March 16, 2016


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The University of Akron men’s basketball team fell to the Ohio State Buckeyes 72-63 Tuesday night after Ohio State outscored the Zips 10-1 in overtime. “I give Ohio State a lot of credit,” Akron head coach Keith Dambrot said after the game, “but we didn’t shoot the ball at the free throw li...

Buffalo top Zips in championship game

Buffalo top Zips in championship game

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 13, 2016


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Buffalo’s Blake Hamilton shot a dagger through the University of Akron men’s basketball team and all its fans as he buried a three point shot with just 2 ticks left on the clock to give his team a 64-61 victory in the championship game of the Mid-American Conference Saturday night. With the win,...

Zips men’s basketball bounces Bowling Green from MAC Tourney

Zips men’s basketball bounces Bowling Green from MAC Tourney

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 11, 2016


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The University of Akron men’s basketball team defeated Bowling Green, 80-66, in the first semi-final game of the Mid-American Conference of the night at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on Friday. The win put Akron in the championship game for the seventh time in the last 10 years. Isaiah...

Men’s basketball survives against Eastern Michigan, 65-63

Men’s basketball survives against Eastern Michigan, 65-63

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 10, 2016


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The University of Akron men’s basketball head coach Keith Dambrot summed it up perfectly in the post-game press conference.  “I mean, we had our moments where we weren’t very good, but I have belief in my guys,” Dambrot said. How right he was, but the team showed why they deserve the coach...

Akron basketball earns regular season awards

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 10, 2016


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The Mid-American Conference (MAC) started announcing their awards for the regular season on Monday and The University of Akron has been well-represented. Four Zips earned All-MAC selections. Isaiah Johnson was named First-Team All-MAC. Reggie McAdams earned a Second-Team All-MAC selection, Antino ...

Zips grind out win over Golden Flashes

Zips grind out win over Golden Flashes

By Jacob Allen, Writer

March 6, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron men’s basketball team survived a rare poor shooting night and beat the Kent State Golden Flashes, 74-60, on Friday night at Rhodes Arena. The Zips, who shot just 21.2 percent from beyond the arc, improved to 24-7 on the season. Kent State fell to 19-12, and with the loss fal...

Zips clinch top spot in MAC Tournament with win over Ohio

Zips clinch top spot in MAC Tournament with win over Ohio

By Jacob Allen, Writer

March 2, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron men’s basketball team beat the Ohio Bobcats on Tuesday night, 91-76, in front of over 4,000 fans at Rhodes Arena. The win gave the Zips the number one seed in the Mid-American Conference Tournament, which starts March 7th. The top spot will give the Zips a bye in the first ...

Three pointers lead Zips domination of Bowling Green

Three pointers lead Zips domination of Bowling Green

By Jacob Allen, Writer

February 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

The University of Akron men’s basketball team made 19 3-pointers to help beat the Bowling Green Falcons, 89-54 on Friday night at Rhodes Arena. The win improved the Zips to 22-7 overall and 11-5 in the Mid-American Conference, while the Falcons fell to 14-15 and 5-11 in conference games. Coming ...

Zips upset by Miami, 77-64

Zips upset by Miami, 77-64

By Jacob Allen, Writer

February 25, 2016


Filed under Sports

The University of Akron men’s basketball team lost to the Miami RedHawks, 77-64 on Tuesday night in Oxford, Ohio. The RedHawks exacted revenge on the Zips, following Akron’s 75-46 win over Miami on January 23rd at Rhodes Arena. The upset loss dropped the Zips to 21-7 overall and 10-5 in the Mid-Ame...

Zips fall to rival Kent State, 85-76

Zips fall to rival Kent State, 85-76

By Jacob Allen, Writer

February 22, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron men’s basketball team lost to the Kent State Golden Flashes on Friday by a final score of 85-76. The loss dropped the Zips’ record to 21-6 overall and 10-4 in the conference, while Kent State improved to 18-9 and 9-5 in the MAC. Akron has a one game lead at the top of th...

Strong second half carries Zips over Buffalo, 80-70

Strong second half carries Zips over Buffalo, 80-70

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

February 17, 2016


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The University of Akron men’s basketball team ran its home record to 12-0 with an 80-70 victory over the Buffalo Bulls Tuesday evening before fans at James A. Rhodes Arena in Mid-American Conference action. Antino Jackson scored 20 points and Isaiah Johnson grabbed 11 rebounds to go along with his 1...

Northern Illinois narrowly beats Zips, 80-79

Northern Illinois narrowly beats Zips, 80-79

By Jacob Allen, Writer

February 14, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Northern Illinois Huskies snapped a five game losing streak by beating the University of Akron men’s basketball team on Saturday, 80-79, in DeKalb, Illinois. The Huskies also ended a seven game Zips winning streak. The loss gave the Zips a 20-5 record overall with a 9-3 conference record while...

Zips beat Falcons for 11th straight 20 win season

Zips beat Falcons for 11th straight 20 win season

By Jacob Allen, Writer

February 10, 2016


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Antino Jackson made a career high six 3-pointers to lead the University of Akron men’s basketball team to an 83-68 victory over Bowling Green on Tuesday. The win improved the Zips to 20-4, securing yet another 20 win season for coach Keith Dambrot. After a 19 win first season with Akron, Dambr...

Zips avoid slow start, beat Chippewas, 92-87

Zips avoid slow start, beat Chippewas, 92-87

By Jacob Allen, Writer

February 8, 2016


Filed under Sports

Freshman guard Josh Williams led the Zips in scoring for the second straight game as the University of Akron Zips men’s basketball team beat Central Michigan on Friday night, 92-87, at Rhodes Arena in Akron. The win improved the Zips to 19-4 overall and 8-2 in the MAC. Central Michigan fell to ...

Bench Leads Zips to Win over Bobcats

Bench Leads Zips to Win over Bobcats

By Jake Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

February 3, 2016


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Freshman guard Josh WIlliams scored 20 points off the bench to lead the Zips to a 80-68 victory over the Ohio Bobcats on Tuesday night in Athens. The win improves the Zips to 18-4 on the season and 7-2 in the MAC while the Bobcats fall to 13-8 and 4-5 in the conference. Ohio started the scorin...

Balanced effort leads Zips to road win against Ball State

Balanced effort leads Zips to road win against Ball State

By Jacob Allen, Writer

January 31, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron men’s basketball team went on the road and beat Ball State 73-64 on Saturday, as seven Zips’ players scored at least seven points. Senior Reggie McAdams led the way for Akron with 15 points while hauling in a career-high eight rebounds. While the MAC’s leader in 3-pointer...

Zips beat MAC leader Northern Illinois, 76-66

Zips beat MAC leader Northern Illinois, 76-66

By Jacob Allen, Writer

January 27, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Kwan Cheatham Jr. scored a career high 18 points to lead The University of Akron men’s basketball team to a victory over The Northern Illinois Huskies 76-66. The Zips improve to 16-4 on the season and 5-2 in conference play while the Huskies now carry identical records. Cheatham played per...

Zips defeat RedHawks

Zips defeat RedHawks

By Jacob Allen, Writer

January 24, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Akron Zips men’s basketball team defeated the Miami RedHawks 75-46 on Saturday night at Rhodes Arena. The win improved the Zips to 15-4 overall on the season and 4-2 in MAC conference play. Miami fell to 6-13 on the season and are still looking for their first MAC win after six games. The gam...

Men’s hoops takes down Eastern Michigan, 92-88

Men’s hoops takes down Eastern Michigan, 92-88

By Jacob Allen, Writer

January 19, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Akron Zips men’s basketball team improved to 14-4 on the season with a 92-88 victory over the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Tuesday night at Rhodes Arena in Akron. The win snapped a two game losing streak after road losses to Central Michigan and Toledo. Senior Reggie McAdams led the way ...

Forsythe leads Zips past Marshall in men’s hoops action

Forsythe leads Zips past Marshall in men’s hoops action

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@Buchtelite.com

December 5, 2015


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Pat Forsythe scored 20 points for the second consecutive game to lead the University of Akron men’s basketball team to a 75-65 victory on the road over the Marshall Thundering Herd Friday evening. Forsythe and three other players hit double digits in scoring, including Reggie McAdams (14), Noah Robo...

Men’s hoop hangs on against Coppin State

Men’s hoop hangs on against Coppin State

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@Buchtelite.com

December 3, 2015


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Coach Keith Dambrot got to watch his big men dominate the middle and the rest of his team contributed to help him earn his 150 th home win with a 77-71 victory over the Coppin State Eagles Wednesday evening at the James A. Rhodes Arena. Pat Forsythe poured in 20 points by hitting nine of his 11 shots...

Men’s basketball breaks two-game losing streak

Men’s basketball breaks two-game losing streak

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 28, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron Men’s basketball team got back on the winning track with a 82-58 victory over the Charleston Southern Buccaneers Friday evening at the James A. Rhodes Arena in their fourth and  final NIT Preseason Tip-off game. Reggie McAdams and Josh Williams each scored 14 points and...

Men’s hoops falls to No. 11 Villanova, 75-56

Men’s hoops falls to No. 11 Villanova, 75-56

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 23, 2015


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The University of Akron men’s basketball dropped a 75-56 decision to the No. 11 Villanova Wildcats on Sunday afternoon at The Pavilion in Villanova, Pa. This game was the second of four for the Zips as part of the 2015 NIT Season Tip-Off. Antino Jackson led Akron in scoring with 13 points and added two...

Men’s basketball beats Cleveland State, 65-53

Men’s basketball beats Cleveland State, 65-53

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 15, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron men's basketball team used a good first half to establish a big lead, then held on to defeat the Cleveland State Vikings 65-53 in the late game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Doubleheader at Kent State’s M.A.C. Center Saturday evening. Antino Jackson led the Zips with 12 points,...