Akron displayed perhaps its worst offensive performance of the year with plenty of turnovers and several aimless possessions.
It was still a nail-biter that Ohio won 77-72 tonight in Athens.
The Bobcats won the offensive rebounding and free throw battles. Their match-up 2-3 zone also caused havoc and confusion. In the end, most possessions ended with long shots as the Zips refused to work it into the paint or slash to the basket.
Ohio basically sealed the game with an 11-0 run to take a 10-point lead with a few minutes left. The Zips responded with an 8-0 run, but it wasn't enough.
Although I don't have my stats in front of me, Bubba Walther, Leon Williams and Cedrick Middleton had big games. I'll have more tomorrow.