Perhaps it was Akron's three frontcourt starters finding foul trouble that spurred Toledo to a second-half run and eventual victory.
Nate Linhart (fouled out), Romeo Travis (four fouls) and Jeremiah Wood (four) each had to limit their aggression. Since Akron's post players afforded the Zips their greatest advantage offensively, the foul trouble really hindered the team.
Sure, some players are more prone to fouls than others, and often bad referees can alter a game. However, I see foul trouble in college as a game management problem -- both from the player and coaches.
Travis, for example, tallied his fourth foul with at least seven minutes left. Even though coach Keith Dambrot probably told Travis to play aggressively when he re-entered the game, the senior forward was not the same.
I don't see an acceptable excuse for a player earning his fourth foul before the five-minute mark, especially on a team as deep as Akron.
Some other thoughts...