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Zips lose close one at Ohio

By mrasor Published: January 24, 2006

Men's basketball

The Zips lost a nail-biter to Ohio in Athens tonight, 66-63. To tell you the truth, I'm not sure how Akron kept the game close. The Zips played terrible perimeter defense. They couldn't work the ball into Romeo Travis. They got killed on the boards (40-29). And they had 16 turnovers.

Travis (17 points), Dru Joyce (11 points, five assists) and Nate Linhart (10 points, five rebounds) led the Zips. Jeremy Fears (nine points, six assists), Leon Williams (16 points, 10 rebounds) and Mychal Green (10 points, five rebounds) led the Bobcats.

Oh well. Winning this game would have been gravy because Akron was supposed to lose. Losing by one possession looks good to voters and committees.

Some notes...

  • Ohio's fans were reprimanded for chanting something profane. Referees threatened the crowd with a techincal foul on the Bobcats if they didn't stop. They stopped.

  • Ohio News Network must have rented equipment from my high school. The video looked like garbage. I'm pretty sure some trained otters could have done better with the production aspects. Still, it was better than radio only.

  • ONN only showed the Bobcats fans. Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see the 100 fans once.

  • This still can be a successful week if Akron beats Miami at Rhodes Arena Thursday and wins at Bowling Green on Saturday.

  • Tomorrow is my 21st birthday. You know what that means.
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