Here is an interesting quote from Romeo Travis:
"All year long, people have been saying, 'Oh, it's just Akron. They're going to fold. They're going to give up,'" said Travis, who had 12 points and 10 rebounds. "We wanted to set the tone that we're here - and we're for real."
I think that encapsulates Akron's fans. They don't want to start following the team, only to be disappointed. That might be why there was such a huge turnout at the Motor City Bowl.
I think it will take a championship game to get those same fans excited. And Akron is one win away from that.
The Zips will play Toledo at Quicken Loans Arena tonight at 9.