The Zips gave up 19 offensive rebounds and missed 11 of 22 foul shots.
Basically, Akron allowed Illinois-Chicago 19 more possessions, and that alone is nearly impossible to bounce back from. The Zips also committed two unforced turnovers late in the game that stunted comeback opportunities.
The Flames won 86-80 in an entertaining game that Akron really gave away from the paint and the free throw line. Five UIC players scored in double figures. The Flames shot 40 percent but with 19 extra possessions, it's not hard to outscore your opponent.
Here are some notes from the game...