Regrettably, I was not able to attend the Zips game against Youngstown State (Journey concert, which was outstanding). Akron did win, but it was closer than it should've been. I followed part of the game on the radio. Shockingly, Akron was down big in the first half. It wasn't until late in the second half that the Zips recovered from a 15-point deficit. Matt Futch had one point, but 13 rebounds. Romeo Travis tallied a career-high 25 points. Nick Dials hit some big 3's.
The Zippers will play Duquesne (do-KANE) Wednesday 7 p.m. at Rhodes Arena. Then the Zips will fly out to Berkely, Calif. to play the California Golden Bears on Saturday. The Buchtelite is going with the team, so I'll have our reporter call me after the game so I can update you as soon as possible. The game will be important if Akron is a tournament "bubble" team.
The real test will be Dec. 10 when Akron travels to Louisville, a top-10 team nationally.