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Broncos Outlast Zips in Wednesday’s Home Loss

Broncos Outlast Zips in Wednesday’s Home Loss

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

January 25, 2018

Despite holding a 26-24 lead at the half, the Akron Zips women’s basketball squad was unable to hold off Western Michigan, with 11 second-half turnovers leading to a 59-51 defeat at James A. Rhodes Arena on Wednesday. After struggling early and beginning the game in a 16-9 hole, the Zips began...

Women Zips Ready to Bounce Back

Women Zips Ready to Bounce Back

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 falls to Bucknell on Education Day

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

December 1, 2016

The University of Akron women’s basketball team lost to Bucknell University on Wednesday morning, 61-47, in Akron’s Fourth Annual Education Day. The Zips record falls to 2-2 on the young season, while Bucknell improves to 5-2. Akron has now won and lost one game at home and on the road this ...

Barilla notches triple-double in women’s hoop victory over UCF

Barilla notches triple-double in women’s hoop victory over UCF

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

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

Women’s basketball overwhelms Rochester, 103-37

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@Buchtelite.com

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, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

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...

Women’s hoops falls short against FGCU

Women’s hoops falls short against FGCU

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 23, 2015

Despite the performances of Hannah Plybon and Anita Brown, The University of Akron women’s basketball team fell to the Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Eagles, 82-64 on Saturday. at the James A. Rhodes Arena. The game was part of the second day of the Akron Classic at the James A. Rhodes Arena. Plybon...

Solid third period propels women’s hoops to win

Solid third period propels women’s hoops to win

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

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....

Women cagers hosting Akron Classic

Women cagers hosting Akron Classic

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 18, 2015

The University of Akron women’s basketball team hosts the Akron Classic this weekend at the James A. Rhodes Arena with Winthrop University, Ohio University, and Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). The Zips (0-1) will take on the Winthrop Eagles (0-2) on Friday morning at 10:30. The Bobcats from...

Women’s basketball starts season with loss

Women’s basketball starts season with loss

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 14, 2015

The University of Akron women’s basketball team opened the 2015-2016 season by dropping a 91-77 decision on the road against the Florida Atlantic Owls. Akron (0-1) had four players in double figures but it was not enough as the Owls grabbed an early lead by scoring 11 of the first 13 points of the...

Women’s basketball drops Clarion, 79-50

Women’s basketball drops Clarion, 79-50

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 9, 2015

The University of Akron women’s basketball team used an explosive first half to defeat the Clarion Golden Eagles 79-50 in an exhibition game Sunday afternoon at the James A. Rhodes Arena. Anita Brown accounted for 18 of her team-high 23 points in the big first half that saw the Zips sprint to ...

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...

Lady Zips’ historic year

Lady Zips’ historic year

March 19, 2013

Parker Perry The Akron women’s basketball team set records as well as new standards in 2013. When women’s basketball head coach Jodi Kest arrived in Akron for the 2006-2007 season, the program was not in a good place. Now, the Lady Zips are one of the up-and-coming premier programs in the Mid-American Conference, a conference that is known f...

Lady Zips power forward

February 21, 2013

Parker Perry The men’s basketball team is not the University of Akron’s only high performing team. While the men are on a 17-game winning streak, the women are also playing well and are poised for a Mid-American Conference tournament run. Akron (17-7, 8-3, MAC) is on a five-game winning streak. ...

Lady Zips on a roll

Lady Zips on a roll

February 14, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor The Mid-American Conference has been a revolving door for the past several weeks, as the Akron Zips are once again on top. Last week, the Lady Zips defeated Eastern Michigan and Miami to advance their record to 16-7. After starting the season 12-4, the Zips lost three straight games which caused...

Women’s basketball power rankings

Women’s basketball power rankings

February 7, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor #12 Kent State (#12 in last ranking) The Kent State Golden Flashes haven’t turned their luck around since the last power rankings. In the past two weeks, the Flashes have gone 0-3. They have yet to pull off a conference win or to get their third win of the season. ...

Women's basketball power rankings

February 7, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor #12 Kent State (#12 in last ranking) The Kent State Golden Flashes haven’t turned their luck around since the last power rankings. In the past two weeks, the Flashes have gone 0-3. They have yet to pull off a conference win or to get their third win of the season. ...

Lady Zips top the MAC

Lady Zips top the MAC

January 25, 2013

Paker Perry There is no denying it: The Akron women’s basketball team is one of the better teams in the Mid-American Conference. It has been a long, tedious road for Akron head coach Jodie Kest. She inherited a Zip’s program that was never able to lift off the ground, while playing in a conference ...

Women’s basketball power rankings

January 24, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor This is a new feature in the Buchtelite’s sports section. Every week you will find an analysis on men or women’s basketball standings in the Mid-American Conference, and the Buchtelite’s projected likelihood that each team will be the MAC champion. Look on Monday ...

Akron wins their final regular season game against Buffalo

February 29, 2012

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s basketball team finished their regular season with a victory over the Buffalo Bulls Tuesday 78-69. With the win, Akron clinched the six seed and will host a rematch against the Bulls Saturday afternoon in the first round of the Mid-American Confere...

Akron’s late comeback not good enough to overcome Kent

February 27, 2012

By: Parker Perry Akron trailed by seven points with just a minute to play, but was able to cut the lead down to one with 20 seconds remaining in the game. The Zips attempted three shots from beyond the arc, but were unable to land one in the effort. The game started with the two teams exchanging...

Women’s basketball vs. Miami

February 22, 2012

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s basketball team fell to Miami University Wednesday afternoon with a score of 84-76 at Millett Hall in Oxford, Ohio. Miami entered the contest in third place in the Mid-American Conference standings, while Akron started in sixth. Miami’s five starters ea...

Women's basketball falls to Bowling Green, remains No. 6

February 20, 2012

By: Parker Perry Akron was out-rebounded during the game. They also committed more turnovers, yet still were able to stay within five points for most of the game. Matt, add appropriate stats here! In the first half, Akron and Bowling Green exchanged blows. The lead swayed back and forth before UA sto...

Women's basketball defeats Ohio, improves to 12-14, 6-6 in MAC

February 15, 2012

By: Parker Perry UA had several contributors who helped outscore the Bobcats 42-27 in the second half. Sophomores Carly Young, Hanna Luburgh and Sina King and seniors Natasha Williams and Jasmine Mushington each scored at least six points in the second half alone. The Zips were led overall by King, wh...

Women's basketball will host Western Michigan on Saturday

February 8, 2012

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s basketball team will host Western Michigan University Saturday evening at 5 p.m. at the James A. Rhodes Arena, while also raising funds for breast cancer research. The Broncos enter Akron toward the bottom of the MAC standings, and have lost seven ...

Akron takes down Central Michigan

February 7, 2012

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s basketball team (10-14, 4-6 MAC) moved up two positions in the Mid-American Conference standings over the weekend. Akron started Saturday in eighth place, but was able to overtake Central Michigan (12-12, 4-6 MAC) after beating them 97-87 on Saturda...

Women's basketball splits week series: Lady Zips place third in the MAC

January 24, 2012

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s basketball team split their two games this week, placing them third in the Mid-American Conference East division. UA fell to Ohio University Thursday night in Athens, Ohio, 71-72 in overtime, but rebounded by beating Ball State in Muncie, Ind., 76...

UA women's basketball defeats rival Kent State 62-68 Saturday

January 19, 2012

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s basketball team (8-10, 2-2 MAC) has started conference play 2-2 after defeating rival Kent State (2-12, 1-3 MAC) 62-68 Saturday at James A. Rhodes Arena. “Anytime you can win, we’re happy with that,” sixth-year Akron Head Coach Jodie Kest told ...