The damage has been done and quite frankly the Akron Zips can do nothing about the circumstances that point guard Alex Abreu finds himself.
You worry about the things you can control, not the things that you can’t.
What they can control as a team is how they deal with the maelstrom that currently surrounds them. They can dispatch the question: can they win without Abreu by beating Kent State (18-12, 8-7) tonight on their home court in front of a sold-out crowd. That would do two things: temporarily silence any naysayers and lift the team’s confidence going into the MAC Tournament next week.
Here are the three things they need to do to win:
Key pre-game note; The Golden Flashes come in winners of four consecutive. Little doubt they will be smelling blood in the water. UA’s response is everything.