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The national anthem singer was tremendous. I've never heard such a rendition live.
Wyoming is brown and yellow. Yuck.
Brandon Ewing, whom Akron recruited, is having a heckuva first half. He has 11 points in the first nine minutes.
Ronnie Steward is sitting at the end of the bench in street clothes.
Ewing left the game with about four minutes to go in the half. It appeared he hurt his shoulder. He was noticeably in pain as the trainer worked on him. You don't want to speculate, but it could have been a separated shoulder.
The Zips' defense is playing very well. It inspired a standing ovation to end the half.
I ran into
Romeo Travis in the men's room, of all places.
Wyoming's coach got into it with the AK-Rowdies. I'm not sure exactly why, but it amused me to see fans arguing with a coach. The Rowdies' attendance is OK. Regular attendance is about the same for the Temple game.
Heath Schrover, is a real hothead. Word is, he's dropping four-letter bombs with great regularity.
Ewing is back, and the Cowboys need him. They have 18 turnovers.
Steve McNees has been having a good game. He has four assists, but his foul trouble (three) might limit him in the second half.
Akron has at least three dunks tonight. Most are coming off dribble penetration.
McNees just picked up his fourth foul. It was a blocking foul, but it could've easily gone as a charge.
Keith Dambrot just assembled the lineup from hell:
Jeremy Sallee and
Nick Dials. If this unit scores a single bucket, I'll be stunned.
Wyoming's anger boiled over with a technical foul against
Brad Jones. He fouled
Cedrick Middleton on a 3-point attempt, then sprinted over to Schrover to complain. In Jones' defense, he was cordial with an Akron fan, shaking his hand before inbounding a pass. Between Dials and Middleton, Akron made all five free throws.
The Zips are 18 of 19 from the stripe. All it took was a little jostling at the press conference from yours truly.
Wyoming went on an 8-0 run.
Quade Milum is 8-for-8 including two long jumpers. He has 17 points. The Zips could have four players with 20. Wood and Middleton have 18. Dials has 17.
Dials probably won't get there. He just left the game after taking a knee to his thigh.
Dials returned. So nevermind.
Dials got to 20. Middleton has 23. Wood has 20. Milum is at 19. It doesn't look like Milum is going to play anymore in this blowout. It's rare to see four players score 20 or more in a game.
The Zips are 20-for-21 from the foul line. Credit Middleton, who made nine, and Dials, who drilled five.
Final score - Akron 96, Wyoming 71
I'll have some quotes a little later tonight.