The Akron Zips didn’t wake up until the second half of their 72-58 win over the Miami RedHawks. They had plenty of opportunities to take a substantial lead in the first half only to allow Miami back into the game with some sloppy overall play. At halftime the Zips were down in every statistical category of import including rebounds, points in the paint (how the hell that happened I’ll never know considering the Zips’ frontline) and fast break points. Ultimately they claimed victory because of three reasons:
Turning point: The 13-2 run the Zips used to take control of the game at the beginning of the second half.
Player of the game: Miami’s Jon Harris tried to keep his team in it with 21 points and six rebounds. Marshall’s 14 points and eight rebounds led the Zips.