Tonight was a perfect illustration of why fans should be terrified of the Ohio Bobcats. ... As if anyone needed a reminder after last year's postseason.
In a 80-55 win, the Bobcats doused the Zips with icewater. D.J. Cooper had eight rebounds, nine assists and 25 points, many of which on long-range 3s, which aren't even his strong suit.
Akron will finish the season with a Friday matchup with Kent State. The Zips will likely need to win to avoid playing on Tuesday at Rhodes Arena.
The Zips tied the first 10 minutes of the game and the last 10 minutes of the game. It was those middle 20 where Ohio opened up a 30-point lead. By the end of the game, the Bobcats had outshot the Zips 52 percent to 40 percent and outrebounded them 34 to 17.
Alex Abreu led Akron with 11, but he struggled to deal with Cooper. The Zips' point guard had zero assists and five turnovers.