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University of Akron's Zeke Marshall (center) huddles with head coach Keith Dambrot (left) and teammates in the locker room before the Zips game against Buffalo at Rhodes Arena last season. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
University of Akron head basketball coach Keith Dambrot (left) shows center Zeke Marshall how a play needs to be run during a practice session at James A. Rhodes Arena on Monday in Akron, Ohio. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal)
University of Akron president Luis Proenza congratulates Zips big man Zeke Marshall after their 65-46 win over Ohio in the Mid-American Conference Championship game at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
University of Akron center Zeke Marshall takes a loose ball in the face during the second half against Ohio in the Mid-American Conference Championship game at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday. The Zips won the game 65-46. (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.