Being one of two teams that has beat the Akron Zips in conference play, UA hoopsters have every reason to be leary of the Kent State Golden Flashes this evening.
That's not the only reason, however. Right now, in this moment in time, Kent State is the hottest team in the MAC, finally finding a rhythm at exactly the right time of the season - near the end. They are dangerous.
Here is what the Zips must do to beat them:
Of note (from the Zips athletic department): Akron will play in its eighth-straight Mid-American Conference Tournament semifinal contest tonight, its second-straight as the No. 1 overall seed.
The Zips will be making their 16th appearance in the MAC Tournament, posting a 18-13 record in 31 games.
Akron is 17-6 in the MAC Tournament under head coach Keith Dambrot, including a 6-1 record in the semifinal round.