Final score: Akron 79, Walsh 55
Starting five in the second half: McNees, Dials, Wood, Conyers and Milum.
The public address announcer who formerly did Cavs games is back. He has a great voice and does a fine job getting the crowd into the game.
Fluke of the night: Goddard took (and made) a two-point field goal. It was on a fast break, of course.
It's midway through the second half and Walsh has three assists and 15 turnovers. The defense is doing its job, for sure. The Cavaliers are outrebounding the Zips 30-21, however.
Andrew Moss has a profile in the media guide. You won't see a mention of him anywhere else. He might as well be an alien from Area 51. Word is, Moss' defense is that he was only picking up a couple buddies after they committed the robbery. Regardless, there should be no place for people with friends like that on this roster. I feel bad for his mother, who is director of student accounts at the university.
Conyers has made some good passes. He's had a terrific all-around game.
I don't envy the ABJ's
Tom Gaffney tonight. While I can carelessly assemble notes, he has to write an actual story about this exhibition blowout.
More of my lovefest for McNees: He has an incredibly quick release.
There's 3:42 left in the second half of the first exhibition game and Dambrot's voice is already hoarse. LOL.
The cheerleaders and dance team has improved since last year. I'm talking solely about their routines, of course.
I stand corrected from my earlier post. Swiech got in with 2:30 left, along with
Eric Coblentz and
Tim Carroll. Swiech's first contribution to Akron basketball was a personal foul.
He followed that up with a 12-foot jumper that was somewhere between disgusting and repulsive. Did I mention it was a swish? Swiech has some odd mechanics and even odder facial expressions.