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Men’s basketball survives against Eastern Michigan, 65-63

Men’s basketball survives against Eastern Michigan, 65-63

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 10, 2016

The University of Akron men’s basketball head coach Keith Dambrot summed it up perfectly in the post-game press conference.  “I mean, we had our moments where we weren’t very good, but I have belief in my guys,” Dambrot said. How right he was, but the team showed why they deserve the coach...

Zips grind out win over Golden Flashes

Zips grind out win over Golden Flashes

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

Zips clinch top spot in MAC Tournament with win over Ohio

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

Three pointers lead Zips domination of Bowling Green

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 upset by Miami, 77-64

Zips upset by Miami, 77-64

By Jacob Allen, Writer

February 25, 2016

The University of Akron men’s basketball team lost to the Miami RedHawks, 77-64 on Tuesday night in Oxford, Ohio. The RedHawks exacted revenge on the Zips, following Akron’s 75-46 win over Miami on January 23rd at Rhodes Arena. The upset loss dropped the Zips to 21-7 overall and 10-5 in the Mid-Ame...

Northern Illinois narrowly beats Zips, 80-79

Northern Illinois narrowly beats Zips, 80-79

By Jacob Allen, Writer

February 14, 2016

The Northern Illinois Huskies snapped a five game losing streak by beating the University of Akron men’s basketball team on Saturday, 80-79, in DeKalb, Illinois. The Huskies also ended a seven game Zips winning streak. The loss gave the Zips a 20-5 record overall with a 9-3 conference record while...

Zips avoid slow start, beat Chippewas, 92-87

Zips avoid slow start, beat Chippewas, 92-87

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 ...

Bench Leads Zips to Win over Bobcats

Bench Leads Zips to Win over Bobcats

By Jake Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

February 3, 2016

Freshman guard Josh WIlliams scored 20 points off the bench to lead the Zips to a 80-68 victory over the Ohio Bobcats on Tuesday night in Athens. The win improves the Zips to 18-4 on the season and 7-2 in the MAC while the Bobcats fall to 13-8 and 4-5 in the conference. Ohio started the scorin...

Zips beat MAC leader Northern Illinois, 76-66

Zips beat MAC leader Northern Illinois, 76-66

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

Zips defeat RedHawks

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...

Men’s basketball breaks two-game losing streak

Men’s basketball breaks two-game losing streak

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 28, 2015

The University of Akron Men’s basketball team got back on the winning track with a 82-58 victory over the Charleston Southern Buccaneers Friday evening at the James A. Rhodes Arena in their fourth and  final NIT Preseason Tip-off game. Reggie McAdams and Josh Williams each scored 14 points and...

Men’s hoops falls to No. 11 Villanova, 75-56

Men’s hoops falls to No. 11 Villanova, 75-56

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 23, 2015

The University of Akron men’s basketball dropped a 75-56 decision to the No. 11 Villanova Wildcats on Sunday afternoon at The Pavilion in Villanova, Pa. This game was the second of four for the Zips as part of the 2015 NIT Season Tip-Off. Antino Jackson led Akron in scoring with 13 points and added two...

Men’s basketball exhibits team play

Men’s basketball exhibits team play

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 9, 2015

Five players scored in double figures as The University of Akron men’s basketball team easily handled the Malone Pioneers in a pre-season exhibition game at James A. Rhodes Arena last Thursday, 113-69. The Zips were led by Antino Jackson finishing with 18 points and four assists. Reggie McAdams chip...