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Zips pass first test

By mrasor Published: March 8, 2007

Men's basketball

The Zips took care of the easy work tonight, running away from Central Michigan in the second half 82-53.

The Zips used a balanced offensive attack that saw five players reach double digits, led by Romeo Travis with 16.

The Chippewas shot just 30.9 percent from the field, compared to Akron's 61.2 percent.

"They shot the ball so well last night, we thought they would shoot the ball well again," Travis said. "But Coach (Keith Dambrot) came in with a great gameplan."

Nick Dials recovered from a first-half ankle injury to score 11 and grab eight rebounds. He was incredibly feisty on both sides of the floor.

"We've come to far to let a high-ankle sprain, or whatever, get in the way," Dials said.

The Zips' bench also outscored CMU's, 29-19.

"Our bench played very well," Dambrot said. "I thought (Jimmy) Conyers was really good. He was good on defense. He let the game come to him on offense. I thought John Rybak came in and played great."

  • I'm really ticked off that an exam kept me from Cleveland tonight, but the Buchtelite's Adam Ferrise plans to blog from The Q. So check that out sometime later tonight.

  • Kent State/Western Michigan will begin soon on Fox Sports Ohio. The winner will play Akron at 9 tomorrow night.

  • If you were at the game, leave some comments or random thoughts below. I'd appreciate it.
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