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Akron Zips at Ohio Bobcats: By the Numbers

By George Thomas Published: January 12, 2014

The Zips have suffered from one noticeable deficiency during the course of the season – a definite lack of chemistry.  Sunday’s  83-80 double overtime win – against a rival nonetheless – can only help them build that.  The Zips stared down adversity, including a nine-point second-half deficit in the second half with about eight minutes to go and a six-point deficit in the first overtime period, to pull the game out.  It could be a huge stepping stone toward sustained success.  Here are five key numbers that played a role in the victory:

5: The number of points Quincy Diggs score in the final 12 seconds to tie the game in the first overtime period.  Diggs connected on a three-pointer to cut the OU lead to 70-69 with 12 seconds to play.  After the Bobcats’ Nick Kellogg split a pair of free throws, he hit a jumper with six seconds left to tie the game, sending it to another overtime period.

9: The Zips learned what other teams felt like playing against Zeke Marshall during his Akron career.  The Bobcats blocked nine shots, eight coming courtesy of forward Jon Smith. “We ate a lot of basketballs tonight,” coach Keith Dambrot said.  The only thing missing was the salt and pepper.

14:  The number of second chance points – five of them coming courtesy of forward Demetrius Treadwell – the Zips scored courtesy of…

17: Offensive rebounds.  The Zips efforts on the glass (45-33) ultimately kept them in the game, but it’s those offensive boards that proved a huge difference.  The Bobcats Maurice Ndour summed it this way:   “I think we did poor job around the basket today.”

43:  Three bench players (Diggs, Nick Harney and Jake Kretzer) scored in double figures. 

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