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.