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Kent players celebrate with the Wagon Wheel trophy after the Flashes 37-15 victory over the Akron Zips at Dix Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, in Kent, Ohio. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal)
University of Akron linebacker Parris McNeal hoists the Wagon Wheel trophy as he celebrates the Zips 27-20 win over rival Kent State at the Rubber Bowl last season. Akron beat Kent 27-20 in the battle for the Wagon Wheel. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal)
Akron's Miguel Graham and Aaron Williams celebrate with the Wagon Wheel after defeating Kent State 30-27 in double overtime at Dix Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 in Kent, Ohio. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Akron's Eric Lively celebrates with the Wagon Wheel after the Zips defeated Kent State 30-27 in double overtime at Dix Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 in Kent, Ohio. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
TORONTO: LeBron James exited the game with three minutes left and began celebrating. He hugged his coach, hugged teammates and even hugged Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan. There was plenty of reason to celebrate.