While the last seven games indicated how far the Zips have come, tonight showed how far they still must proceed to play with the MAC's elite team, Bowling Green.
The Falcons bashed the Zips 61-32 with a strong defensive effort that forced Akron to shoot 30 percent from the field.
The Zips also turned the ball over 24 times. Bowling Green capitalized with 22 points off turnovers. Akron did not score of the Falcons' 10 mishaps.
After the game, Jodi Kest was realistic. She said the result was more of Bowling Green playing well than Akron playing poorly. The cold truth is the Zips don't have talent to match up with the No. 20 team in the nation's front line.
Freshman point guard Sarah Tokodi played well below her level. She finished with seven turnovers, four fouls, one assist and one point.
The Zips will have another shot to demonstrate progress on Saturday when Kent State comes to Rhodes Arena for a 2 p.m. tipoff.