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

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 overall and 6-12 in the Mid-American Conference. This season, the Zips ended up 16-15 overall and 8-10...

Kent State Takes Round One

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 in the first few minutes. This lead did not last, as the remainder of the game was a closely bat...

Rockets Dominate Zips During Weekend Match-Up

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 Rockets were a familiar foe for John Groce and company, as they dispatched the Zips in Toledo, win...

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 losing to Youngstown State last Saturday. First, the Zips hosted American University in their home opener ...

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...

Basketball season is right around the corner

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 four starters and 10 letter winners from last season's squad that posted 21-plus wins for the 10th...

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

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 the postseason and will be single elimination style. Zippy is facing Buzz again and will look to defeat...

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 a chance against. CMU led Akron for most of the game last week, losing in the last three minutes whe...

Men’s Basketball Power rankings

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 a chance against. CMU led Akron for most of the game last week, losing in the last three minutes whe...

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 Green Falcons entered the game last night with a 7-12 record, 2-4 in MAC play. Alex Abreu was three...

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 the 2K Sports Classic. “I was really impressed with Hiram,” said Akron Head Coach Keith Dambrot. ...