It's hard to find faults with a 70-52 win.
Let's start, however, with the way Ball State forced Akron into five consecutive turnovers using the three-quarters press.
Ball State is no swarming defense by any means. Kent State is.
I'm looking forward to March 4, when Akron travels to play the Flashes. You can bet Jim Christian saw the tape and will be ready to stunt a Zips run with a feisty press.
Here are some game stories...
Akron finally won its first conference game under Jodi Kest.
The Zips beat a solid Eastern Michigan team at Rhodes Arena Saturday, 69-53.
You heard it here first: Despite a 1-8 conference record, Akron has a great chance to win a MAC Tournament game.
The Zips shut out St. Bonaventure for their second win of the young season.
Actually, Akron's singles players only lost a total of two sets.
This was a home match, which the Zips play at LaTuchie Tennis Center in my hometown of Stow. I pray LaTuchie is an indoor facility.
p.s. After the women's soccer, volleyball and women's basketball teams started hot then tanked the conference schedule, I'm not getting excited about a 2-0 record.
The Akron Open was this weekend. Although it is not a team-scored event, several Akron athletes were medalists.