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Season Recap: Men’s Basketball Shows Signs of Life in Trying Times

By Tyler Gunter, ZTV Reporter | Sports Report April 3, 2019

The 2018-2019 Men’s Basketball season was a slight improvement from the last season, but not enough to make the big splash that the Zips have long been hoping for.   Last season, Akron went 14-18...

#0, Jalen Avery, celebrates after making back-to-back baskets. 
(Photo courtesy of David Dermer)

Kent State Takes Round One

By Colin Brennan, Sports Contributor February 21, 2018

The Zips and the Golden Flashes faced off this past Saturday in Kent, Ohio; the Flashes came out victorious.  The Zips came out looking as good as they have all season, pushing their lead to 13 early...

Postgame interview with the Rockets guard, Jaelan Sanford following their win over Akron. (Photo courtesy of Toledo Men's Basketball)

Rockets Dominate Zips During Weekend Match-Up

By Colin Brennan, Sports Contributor February 7, 2018

Akron welcomed the current MAC West leader, Toledo, to the James A. Rhodes Arena on Feb. 3rd. Unfortunately, the Zips losing streak continued as they lost to the Rockets, 77-56 on Saturday. The Toledo...

Men’s basketball picks up first two wins of the season

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor November 21, 2016

The University of Akron men’s basketball team won its first two games of the season this past weekend by beating American and Radford at home. The Zips improved their record over the weekend to 2-1 after...

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

Men’s basketball breaks two-game losing streak

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Pat Forsythe heads to the basket against Arkansas.

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

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

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

Men’s basketball exhibits team play

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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....

Hannah Plybon shoots against Ohio last season

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...

Vote for Zippy in the Capital One Mascot Challenge.

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

Akron's favorite marsupial goes up against Georgia Tech before postseason.
By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor November 10, 2014

In the final week of the Capital One Mascot Challenge Zippy lost to Buzz, the mascot from Georgia Tech and fell to her lowest seating in the tournament, 6th place. The tournament has now moved on to...

Men's Basketball Power rankings

February 12, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor #12 Central Michigan (#8 in previous ranking) The Chippewas have been putting up a fight in the Mid-American Conference, especially against teams they shouldn’t stand...

Men’s Basketball Power rankings

February 12, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor #12 Central Michigan (#8 in previous ranking) The Chippewas have been putting up a fight in the Mid-American Conference, especially against teams they shouldn’t stand...

Men’s basketball advances to 16-4

January 31, 2013

Akron men’s basketball traveled to Bowling Green Wednesday night and came home with a win, beating the Falcons 68-55. The Zips entered the game 15-4 overall this season, 6-0 in MAC play. The Bowling...

Akron beats Hiram 95-65

November 14, 2011

By: DJ Johnson A 57-point first half led the Akron men’s basketball team to a 95-65 win over Hiram Saturday night. Five Zips reached double figures in the win in the home opener, played as part of...

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