Saturday's game against Bowling Green only mattered under a chain of circumstances that was somewhat unlikely, but the Zips foreclosed any possibility that they could beat Kent and lose the MAC.
Akron won at Bowling Green, 74-68, which clinches a winner-take-all duel against Kent State on Friday.
Brett McKnight led Akron with 15 points. The Zips allowed a high shooting rate (48.9 percent) and committed nine more fouls than Bowling Green. Akron made up for these discrepancies by grabbing 13 offensive rebounds--four from Nik Cvetinovic.