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Akron Men’s Basketball Knocked Out of NIT by Ohio State’s Overtime Run

Isaiah Johnson works the inside game against Ohio State

By Daniel Cermak, dwc29@zips.uakron.edu

March 16, 2016

The University of Akron men’s basketball team fell to the Ohio State Buckeyes 72-63 Tuesday night after Ohio State outscored the Zips 10-1 in overtime. “I give Ohio State a lot of credit,” Akron head coach Keith Dambrot said after the game, “but we didn’t shoot the ball at the free throw li...

Buffalo top Zips in championship game

Antino Jackson drives for two of his 14 points in the MAC Championship game

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 13, 2016

Buffalo’s Blake Hamilton shot a dagger through the University of Akron men’s basketball team and all its fans as he buried a three point shot with just 2 ticks left on the clock to give his team a 64-61 victory in the championship game of the Mid-American Conference Saturday night. With the win,...

Zips men’s basketball bounces Bowling Green from MAC Tourney

Isaiah

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 11, 2016

The University of Akron men’s basketball team defeated Bowling Green, 80-66, in the first semi-final game of the Mid-American Conference of the night at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on Friday. The win put Akron in the championship game for the seventh time in the last 10 years. Isaiah...

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...

Akron basketball earns regular season awards

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 10, 2016

The Mid-American Conference (MAC) started announcing their awards for the regular season on Monday and The University of Akron has been well-represented. Four Zips earned All-MAC selections. Isaiah Johnson was named First-Team All-MAC. Reggie McAdams earned a Second-Team All-MAC selection, Antino ...

Strong second half carries Zips over Buffalo, 80-70

Noah Robotham had 16 points and 6 assists to help Akron to a 80-70 win over Buffalo.

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

February 18, 2016

The University of Akron men’s basketball team ran its home record to 12-0 with an 80-70 victory over the Buffalo Bulls Tuesday evening before fans at James A. Rhodes Arena in Mid-American Conference action. Antino Jackson scored 20 points and Isaiah Johnson grabbed 11 rebounds to go along with his 1...

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 beat Falcons for 11th straight 20 win season

The Zips racked up their 20th win of the season Tuesday night.

By Jacob Allen, Writer

February 10, 2016

Antino Jackson made a career high six 3-pointers to lead the University of Akron men’s basketball team to an 83-68 victory over Bowling Green on Tuesday. The win improved the Zips to 20-4, securing yet another 20 win season for coach Keith Dambrot. After a 19 win first season with Akron, Dambr...

Forsythe leads Zips past Marshall in men’s hoops action

Pat Forsythe slams home two of his 20 points against Marshall.

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@Buchtelite.com

December 5, 2015

Pat Forsythe scored 20 points for the second consecutive game to lead the University of Akron men’s basketball team to a 75-65 victory on the road over the Marshall Thundering Herd Friday evening. Forsythe and three other players hit double digits in scoring, including Reggie McAdams (14), Noah Robo...

Men’s hoop hangs on against Coppin State

Pat Forsythe (35) working to get 2 of his game high 20 points against Coppin State.

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@Buchtelite.com

December 3, 2015

Coach Keith Dambrot got to watch his big men dominate the middle and the rest of his team contributed to help him earn his 150 th home win with a 77-71 victory over the Coppin State Eagles Wednesday evening at the James A. Rhodes Arena. Pat Forsythe poured in 20 points by hitting nine of his 11 shots...

Men’s basketball breaks two-game losing streak

Reggie McAdams looks to pass in an NIT Season Tip-off game

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

Pat Forsythe heads to the basket against Arkansas.

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...

Zips shoot their way past Razorbacks, 88-80

Aaron Jackson (11) in action against Hiram.

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 19, 2015

The University of Akron men’s basketball team had five players score in double figures and never trailed in the game as they defeated a Southeastern Conference team for the second time in as many seasons with its 88-80 victory over Arkansas on Wednesday night. Antino Jackson scored a career-high...

Men’s hoops team prepares for 2015 NIT Season Tip-Off

Pat Forsythe (middle) battles two Hiram defenders for the ball.

November 18, 2015

The University of Akron men’s basketball team, fresh off of their 100-30 thrashing of Hiram College on Monday, are testing their road legs with four games in the next nine days as part of the 2015 NIT Season Tip-off. The Zips will face Arkansas, Villanova, Wisconsin-Green Bay, and Charleston Southern...

Men’s basketball beats Cleveland State, 65-53

Pat Forsythe (35) goes in for 2 of his 9 points against Cleveland State

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 15, 2015

The University of Akron men's basketball team used a good first half to establish a big lead, then held on to defeat the Cleveland State Vikings 65-53 in the late game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Doubleheader at Kent State’s M.A.C. Center Saturday evening. Antino Jackson led the Zips with 12 points,...

Men’s basketball exhibits team play

Kwan Cheatham, Jr. (2) races up the court.

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...

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...