Being slapped by reality is never a bad thing. That’s what happened to the Akron Zips last Saturday against the Buffalo Bulls. No one will ever admit it, but the fall-behind-flip-the-switch-to-win mentality that held the team in its sway was destined to bite them in the butt.
That it happened is no longer the story. How they respond tonight and against Kent State is. Coach Keith Dambrot is expected the team to turn things around.
“If we get in the tournament and we play our best basketball, we're good,” he said after Monday’s practice. “We haven't played our best basketball; that's the thing. We have some good games left in us.”
Now is the time that those games need to come out. Here are three things the Zips need to do to beat the Miami RedHawks tonight: