Assistant coach Jeff Boals told me Akron is a better defensive team than what they showed the first time at Ohio.
He was right.
The Zips held Ohio to 34 percent shooting during the 79-48 win. The controversial Bubba Walther only scored one on a non-shooting foul.
Each time Walther touched the ball, he heard boos from all over the building. Although attendance was poor (obviously because of the weather), the atmosphere was decent. It probably helped Ohio commit 18 turnovers, opposed to just nine assists.
Cedrick Middleton and Dru Joyce dropped three 3-pointers each. Jeremiah Wood chipped in 12 points as well. Ohio's Leon Williams was effective in the post, scoring 21.
The University of Akron main campus will not have classes Wednesday.
Your hard-working Buchtelite employees still will pump out a newspaper, of course.