Despite this being a so-called "Game to Watch," I can't find evidence there was actually a reporter in attendance.
So you probably won't get anything but the nuts and bolts AP story until Tuesday's Buchtelite.
Anyhow, if you take a look at the stats, you'll see Akron did exactly what it intended. Caleb Green got his 32 points. No one else did much. Ken Tutt scored 11, only because he launched 15 shots, making four. A total of five Golden Eagles even scored.
Coming in, I thought 6-foot-10 juco center Shawn King might present matchup problems. He played 12 minutes and did not score.
It was good to see the team's leaders play well in an important game. Dru Joyce (10 points, six assists and six rebounds) and Romeo Travis (18 points, seven rebounds and five blocks) filled the stat sheet. It's hard to be good when your senior leadership, like Tutt in ORU's case, fails to make an impact in an important game.
I still think the Zips can play much better than this. They had 13 assists to 16 turnovers, which is the worst ratio I've seen from them in a while.
The Zips (1-5) will play Lehigh (2-5) today at 2 p.m. at Rhodes Arena.
Congrats to Dan Kadar, the Buchtelite's sports editor, for winning the newspaper's College Pick'em League.
Kadar overcame Stark County Zip Alum in the final week.
I tied for sixth, but held a decent lead for the first half of the season. Then I forgot to make my picks one week. D'oh!
Still, Kadar is to be congratulated for his "untainted" win.