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Women’s basketball to host NIT game tonight

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 16, 2016

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

Anita Brown drives around a Greta Burry pick during the MAC Tournament game against Buffalo.

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 11, 2016

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

Anita Brown pours in 37 points in Akron's win over Toledo in MAC Tourney

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 10, 2016

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 ...

Zips beat Falcons on Senior Day, 71-61

Pictured L to R: Seniors Megan Barilla, Anita Brown and DiAndra Gibson celebrated their last regular season game with a win against the Falcons.

By Jacob Allen, Writer

March 7, 2016

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

Anita Brown led the Zips to victory on Wednesday night with 11 rebounds and four assists.

By Jacob Allen, Writer

March 3, 2016

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

Hannah Plybon led the Zips with 17 points and six rebounds against the Golden Flashes.

By Jacob Allen, Writer

February 29, 2016

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

Anita Brown led the Zips with 29 points Saturday afternoon.

By Jacob Allen, Writer

February 22, 2016

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

Despite their loss, Alex Ricketts lead the Zips with 12 rebounds Saturday afternoon.

By Jacob Allen, Writer

February 14, 2016

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

Hannah Plybon's career-high 26 points leads the Zips to a win over Miami (Ohio)

By Jake Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

February 8, 2016

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 4, 2016

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...

Zips hang on to beat Eagles, 75-72

Anita Brown led the Zips with 27 points and 9 rebounds on Saturday afternoon.

By Jacob Allen, Writer

January 31, 2016

The University of Akron women’s basketball team defeated the Eastern Michigan Eagles 75-72 on Saturday afternoon at Rhodes Arena. The Zips improved to 11-9 on the season and 5-4 in MAC play while Eastern Michigan fell to 13-7 and 4-5 in the MAC. Leading scorer Anita Brown led the game in both points and rebou...

Bobcats remain undefeated in MAC play by beating Zips

Senior DiAndra Gibson led the Zips with 10 rebounds Wednesday night.

By Jacob Allen, Writer

January 29, 2016

  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

Senior Anita Brown led the Zips with a game high of 23 points.

By Jacob Allen, Writer

January 24, 2016

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...

Barilla notches triple-double in women’s hoop victory over UCF

Megan Barilla had 10 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds for her triple-double.

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

December 5, 2015

Megan Barilla recorded a triple-double and Anita Brown surpassed the 1,000-point plateau as the University of Akron women’s basketball team ran past the University of Central Florida (UCF) Knights, 74-54, Saturday afternoon at James A. Rhodes Arena. Barilla scored 10 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and dished out 10...

Women’s basketball overwhelms Rochester, 103-37

Hannah Plybon drives for two of her game high 19 points against Rochester.

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@Buchtelite.com

December 3, 2015

Hannah Plybon scored 19 points and four other players hit double digits in the scoring colums as The University of Akron women’s basketball team made it look easy by defeating the Rochester Warriors, 103-37, Wednesday evening at the James A. Rhodes Arena. The 103 points registered by the Zips was...

Women’s basketball drops a pair of games in California

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 29, 2015

The University of Akron women’s basketball team came out on the short end of a pair of games in the San Diego Tournament in San Diego, California over the weekend. On Friday evening, Anita Brown score 25 points and Hannah Plybon contributed 20 more but the Zips were defeated by the Northern Colorado...

Women’s hoops falls short against FGCU

Hannah Plybon netted 23 on Saturday, but the Zips fell short

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 23, 2015

Despite the performances of Hannah Plybon and Anita Brown, The University of Akron women’s basketball team fell to the Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Eagles, 82-64 on Saturday. at the James A. Rhodes Arena. The game was part of the second day of the Akron Classic at the James A. Rhodes Arena. Plybon...

Women cagers hosting Akron Classic

Greta Burry had career highs in points and rebounds, but it was not enough against Florida Atlantic.

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 18, 2015

The University of Akron women’s basketball team hosts the Akron Classic this weekend at the James A. Rhodes Arena with Winthrop University, Ohio University, and Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). The Zips (0-1) will take on the Winthrop Eagles (0-2) on Friday morning at 10:30. The Bobcats from...

Women’s basketball starts season with loss

Greta Burry had career highs in points and rebounds, but it was not enough against Florida Atlantic.

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 14, 2015

The University of Akron women’s basketball team opened the 2015-2016 season by dropping a 91-77 decision on the road against the Florida Atlantic Owls. Akron (0-1) had four players in double figures but it was not enough as the Owls grabbed an early lead by scoring 11 of the first 13 points of the...

Women’s basketball drops Clarion, 79-50

Anita Brown (15) scored 23 points in the Zips' win

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 9, 2015

The University of Akron women’s basketball team used an explosive first half to defeat the Clarion Golden Eagles 79-50 in an exhibition game Sunday afternoon at the James A. Rhodes Arena. Anita Brown accounted for 18 of her team-high 23 points in the big first half that saw the Zips sprint to ...

Basketball season is right around the corner

Hannah Plybon shoots against Ohio last season

October 21, 2015

Men The Zips men’s basketball team took to the floor at James A. Rhodes Arena earlier this month in preparation for the 2015-16 season. Hopes are high around campus for a team that returns four starters and 10 letter winners from last season's squad that posted 21-plus wins for the 10th...