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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 grind out win over Golden Flashes

The Zips ended their regular season with a perfect 15-0 home record on Friday night.

By Jacob Allen, Writer

March 6, 2016

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

The Zips secured the number one seed in the MAC Tournament after their win against the Bobcats, Tuesday night.

By Jacob Allen, Writer

March 2, 2016

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

Reggie McAdams led the Zips with 29 points against Bowling Green on Friday evening.

By Jacob Allen, Writer

February 29, 2016

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 avoid slow start, beat Chippewas, 92-87

Freshman guard Josh Williams led the Zips with a career-high of 22 points  Friday night.

By Jacob Allen, Writer

February 8, 2016

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 ...

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...

Zips beat MAC leader Northern Illinois, 76-66

Kwan Cheatham Jr. led the Zips with 18 points on Tuesday night.

By Jacob Allen, Writer

January 27, 2016

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

Isaiah Johnson led the Zips in rebounds Saturday night.

By Jacob Allen, Writer

January 24, 2016

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...

Solid third period propels women’s hoops to win

Anita Brown (left) playing defense against Winthrop

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....