News and notes from tonight's game...
The Phoenix are 19-12 with an RPI of 107. Green Bay leads the Horizon League in shooting 38 percent on 3s. The Phoenix has a -1.1 rebounding margin, but a +1.24 turnover margin.
The Green Bay paper expects Akron to bring pressure. Here's a nice quote from junior guard Bryquis Perine: "We’re going to counter that. We’re going to use their aggression against them."
Tom Gaffney wrote about how Keith Dambrot is motivating his team and the finances behind the deal.
I won't be there tonight. I'm at Akron-Canton Airport about to head to Dallas, but I should be able to check in later tonight after the game.
The Phoenix excel in guard play, but the Zips should be able to dominate down low. With Jimmy Conyers and Chris McKnight getting a bonus senior night (is this their third?), they should take advantage with double-doubles. I think Akron will win comfortably.