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Buffalo upsets Akron women in MAC tourney

Buffalo upsets Akron women in MAC tourney

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

Zips women hang on to beat Toledo in overtime

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

Zips beat Falcons on Senior Day, 71-61

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

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

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

Zips hold off Kent State, 70-60

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

Bobcats cruise past Zips, 101-73

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

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

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

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

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 3, 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

Zips hang on to beat Eagles, 75-72

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

Bobcats remain undefeated in MAC play by beating Zips

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

Central Michigan beats Zips’ women, 81-60

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

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

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

Women’s basketball overwhelms Rochester, 103-37

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

Women’s hoops falls short against FGCU

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...

Solid third period propels women’s hoops to win

Solid third period propels women’s hoops to win

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 20, 2015

The University of Akron women’s basketball team used a huge third period to send them to a 76-59 victory over the Winthrop Eagles in the first game of the Akron Classic Friday morning at the James A. Rhodes Arena. Akron (1-1) outscored the Eagles 27-9 in the third stanza to break open a close game....

Women’s basketball drops Clarion, 79-50

Women’s basketball drops Clarion, 79-50

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

Basketball season is right around the corner

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...