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Broncos Outlast Zips in Wednesday’s Home Loss

No. 5, Haliegh Reinoehl and No. 24, Caitlin Vari box out for a potential rebound on a free throw from No. 32, Destiny Perkins.
Akron Zips, 51 - Western Michigan Broncos, 59
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...

Women Zips Ready to Bounce Back

Senior Forward Greta Burry and Company Hope to Bounce Back from Last Season's Growing Pains
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...

Women’s basketball falls to Bucknell on Education Day

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,...

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

Megan Barilla had 10 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds for her triple-double.
Anita Brown nets her 1000th career point.
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,...

Women’s basketball overwhelms Rochester, 103-37

Hannah Plybon drives for two of her game high 19 points against Rochester.
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,...

Women’s basketball drops a pair of games in California

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...

Women’s hoops falls short against FGCU

Hannah Plybon netted 23 on Saturday, but the Zips fell short
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....

Solid third period propels women’s hoops to win

Anita Brown (left) playing defense against Winthrop
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....

Women cagers hosting Akron Classic

Greta Burry had career highs in points and rebounds, but it was not enough against Florida Atlantic.
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...

Women’s basketball starts season with loss

Greta Burry had career highs in points and rebounds, but it was not enough against Florida Atlantic.
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...

Women’s basketball drops Clarion, 79-50

Anita Brown (15) scored 23 points in the Zips' win
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...

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...

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

Vote for Zippy in the Capital One Mascot Challenge.
Akron's favorite marsupial goes up against Georgia Tech before postseason.
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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