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Women’s basketball gets back on track with 80-59 win over Winthrop

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Sports

Sophomore guard Megan Sefcik played her best game as a Zip on Saturday, leading the University of Akron women’s basketball team to an 80-59 victory over Winthrop. The Zips record improves to 3-2 on the young season while Winthrop falls to 1-8. The best player on the court was Sefcik (Austintown, Ohio), who ...

Women’s basketball to host NIT game tonight

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 16, 2016


Filed under Sports

The University of Akron women’s basketball team will host its first-ever postseason game in the history of the program at the James A. Rhodes Arena. The Zips will battle the Bucknell Bison tonight at 7 p.m. in a Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) first round matchup. The Zips (19-...

Buffalo upsets Akron women in MAC tourney

Buffalo upsets Akron women in MAC tourney

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 11, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The eighth-seeded Buffalo Bulls continue to play basketball at the right time of the year as they upset the fifth-seeded University of Akron women’s baskeball team, 88-87, in semi-final action of the Mid-American Conference Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Reserve Lilli Piper led...

Zips women hang on to beat Toledo in overtime

Zips women hang on to beat Toledo in overtime

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 10, 2016


Filed under Sports

Anita Brown dropped a career-high 37 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead The University of Akron women’s basketball team to a 73-71 overtime win over the Toledo Rockets in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The fifth-seeded Zips ...

Akron basketball earns regular season awards

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 10, 2016


Filed under Sports

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 beat Falcons on Senior Day, 71-61

Zips beat Falcons on Senior Day, 71-61

By Jacob Allen, Writer

March 7, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron women’s basketball team finished the regular season on a high note, beating the Bowling Green Falcons, 71-61, on Saturday at Rhodes Arena. The Zips finished the season with a record of 17-12 while Bowling Green sits at 10-17. It was the final home game for Zips’ senior...

Zips use strong second half to beat Buffalo, 62-49

Zips use strong second half to beat Buffalo, 62-49

By Jacob Allen, Writer

March 3, 2016


Filed under Sports

The University of Akron women’s basketball team beat the Buffalo Bulls, 62-49, on Wednesday night in Akron. The Zips improved to 16-12 (10-7 MAC) while Buffalo fell to 15-13 (7-10 MAC). Akron outscored the Bulls 38-20 in the second half to fuel the victory. Hannah Plybon led the way with 21 poin...

Zips hold off Kent State, 70-60

Zips hold off Kent State, 70-60

By Jacob Allen, Writer

February 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

The University of Akron women’s basketball team beat the Kent State Golden Flashes for the second time this season, 70-60, in Kent on Saturday. The Zips improved to 15-12 on the season while Kent State fell to 5-21. In the Mid-American Conference, Akron is now 9-7 and the Golden Flashes are 2-14. ...

Bobcats cruise past Zips, 101-73

Bobcats cruise past Zips, 101-73

By Jacob Allen, Writer

February 22, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Anita Brown’s 29 points weren’t enough to overcome the MAC-leading Ohio Bobcats, as the University of Akron women’s basketball team lost 101-73 in Akron on Saturday. The Zips fell to 13-12 overall on the season and to 7-7 in the conference while Ohio improved to 21-4 and 13-1 in MAC play. ...

Broncos use strong fourth quarter to beat Zips, 69-65

Broncos use strong fourth quarter to beat Zips, 69-65

By Jacob Allen, Writer

February 14, 2016


Filed under Sports

The University of Akron women’s basketball team was outscored by the Western Michigan Broncos 27-10 in the fourth quarter to lose 69-65 on Saturday in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Zips fell to 12-11 on the season and 6-6 in the conference while Western Michigan improved to 15-10 and 7-6 in the MAC...

Plybon scores career point 1,000 as Zips beat Miami 77-65

Plybon scores career point 1,000 as Zips beat Miami 77-65

By Jake Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

February 8, 2016


Filed under Sports

The University of Akron women’s basketball team beat the Miami RedHawks 77-65 on Saturday, Feb. 6, at James A. Rhodes Arena. The Zips improved to 12-10 on the season and to 6-5 in the conference while the RedHawks fell to 9-12 and 3-7 in the MAC. Akron received 65 of its 77 points from just t...

Akron edged by Ball State

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

February 3, 2016


Filed under Sports

The University of Akron women’s basketball team dropped a tough decision on the road against the Ball State Cardinals, 78-71, in Muncie, Indiana Wednesday evening. Anita Brown led Akron (11-10, 5-5 MAC) with 19 points and eight assists on a night where four Zips hit for double digits. DiAndra Gibs...

Bobcats remain undefeated in MAC play by beating Zips

Bobcats remain undefeated in MAC play by beating Zips

By Jacob Allen, Writer

January 29, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  The University of Akron women’s basketball team lost to the Ohio Bobcats by a score of 75-55 on Wednesday night in Athens, Ohio. The win improved the Bobcats to 16-3 overall and 8-0 in games against conference opponents while the Zips fell to 10-9 and 4-4 inside the MAC. Senior Anita Brown...

Central Michigan beats Zips’ women, 81-60

Central Michigan beats Zips’ women, 81-60

By Jacob Allen, Writer

January 24, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron women’s basketball team fell to the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday night by a score of 81-60 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Zips’ star guard Anita Brown led the way for both teams with 23 points on the night. Brown kept pace with her season average of 21.9 points p...