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By mrasor Published: December 29, 2006

Men's basketball

As I expected, the Zips are a huge favorite to beat Loyola Marymount tonight at 8.

Oddsmakers say Akron will win by between 17 and 18.5 points. Danny Sheridan agrees.

I'd be curious to see the spread if Matthew Knight and Brandon Worthy were healthy.

I think the spread is a good one. Akron should win by about 20 unless Adoyah Miller gets incredibly hot and none of the Zips' 3-pointers fall. The over-under is 136. If you really want something to bet on, take the over.

Tonight will be the game we see Romeo Travis and Jeremiah Wood both play well. Without having much of a challenge defending Damian Martin, Dru Joyce will also have a big night. I'm always excited to see more improvement from Jimmy Conyers.

Prediction: Akron 83, LMU 64

  • The Buchtelite's Kiel Fleming started his own local sports blog. He gives the excruciating play-by-play, and says Akron wins 74-60.

Women's basketball

Akron (6-5) will have a difficult test tonight at 5:30 in Niagara (8-4).

The Purple Eagles and Zips have played two common opponents, Cleveland State and Duquesne. Akron won both. Niagara split.

Look for this to be the most competitive game at Rhodes Arena tonight.

  • The ABJ's Michael Beaven wrote about the success the women have had this season, and the success they are likely to see in the coming years. In case you didn't see the paper, this story was the centerpiece on the sports front. It included a really cool photo of Jessie Crooks by Ken Love.
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