The Buchtelite

Women Zips Ready to Bounce Back

(Photo courtesy of The University of Akron Department of Athletics)

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

November 20, 2017

The University of Akron Women’s Basketball team, a program that has won the most games in the Mid-American Conference within the last four years, finished last season with an overall record of 9-21 and a Mid-American Conference record of 2-16. In October, the Zips were predicted in the preseason polls to fi...

Women’s basketball to host NIT game tonight

By Terry Rabbitts,

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-...

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,

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 ...

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,

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,

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,

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...

Solid third period propels women’s hoops to win

Anita Brown (left) playing defense against Winthrop

By Terry Rabbitts,

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....

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...