Although I'm fairly certain Nevada is the better team, I will defer to the Buchtelite's new sports editor Adam Ferrise.
On his new blog, he provides six reasons Akron will knock off the Wolf Pack. He predicts a 67-60 Zips win.
One thing is certain: Akron is getting respect. The fact that the Zips are favored to beat a top-25 team shows where Dambrot has taken the program. A win tonight would almost have MAC Championship implications in terms of fan support.
I just don't think Akron will do it tonight unless they hit 50 percent of 3-point attempts and force about 20 turnovers.
Prediction: Nevada 78, Akron 71.