And the Oscar for the most worthless Zips game of the year goes to ...
You could argue Akron has nothing on the line tomorrow night. This isn't a conference game. The loss at Miami nearly drowned any hopes of an at-large bid. (Don't believe me? Watch ESPN and the teams they are saying sit on the bubble.)
The only possible reward for knocking off the Dukes is slightly improving the odds for a better NIT seed, should the Zips not win the MAC Tournament. (Talking with Tom Gaffney last night, I realized the NIT committee cares more about possible attendance when considering first-round sites. Five- to six-thousand would not cut it.)
Just the same, I'll break down the Dukes for you. It's 10 things you need to (or possibly might be interested in) learn about Duquesne.