Akron scorched Binghamton last season, 90-55. Coach Al Walker called it an "old-fashioned butt whipping."
It was one of the first games where Jeremiah Wood looked like his old self.
Walker is gone, replaced by Kevin Broadus, who came from Georgetown as one of the nation's most touted assistant coaches.
The Bearcats return a lot of their scorers from last season, particularly the backcourt tandem of Richard Forbes and Mike Gordon. The Zips set out to limit them last year and did.
The teams will play at 7 tonight at Rhodes Arena.
The Bearcats biggest weakness this season has been interior defense. Opponents are shooting 50 percent. Also, Binghamton is getting beaten on the boards by more than 9 rebounds per night.
Wood and Quade Milum might combine for 40 points in this blowout.
Prediction: Akron 79, Binghamton 59
From what I hear, the report about J.D. Brookhart being replaced is either premature or untrue. There was no team meeting this morning, unlike the comment under my previous post says. One player told me he thinks the rumor is bogus and nobody has been told anything about Brookhart.
If it's true, I doubt any announcement would be made until James Madison finishes its run in the D-IAA playoffs. They're playing Appalachian State today.