The Zips will face their largest road crowd of the season tonight at 7 in Savage Hall.
Akron has lost nine of 10 at Toledo, but that motivates Romeo Travis all the more, the senior forward told the ABJ's Tom Gaffney.
I believe this game will depend on Travis. If he asserts himself in the post, Akron should have little trouble sustaining a productive offensive attack for 40 minutes. The same goes for Wood and Quade Milum.
And when one player is working on the block, the other big needs to crash the weakside boards. Rebounding is a huge weakness for the undersized Rockets.
Obviously, the Zips need to control Justin Ingram and Keonta Howell on the perimeter, but Akron guards have shown they are plenty capable of that this season.
Tonight we see the Zips mature further than ever under Dambrot.
Prediction: Akron 72, Toledo 65