University of Akron vs. St. Mary’s
Time: 3 a.m. today
Where: McKeon Pavilion
TV/Radio/Internet: ESPN2 — Carter Blackburn (play-by-play) and Bob Valvano (analyst). WARF SportsRadio 1350-AM — (flagship), for free at SportsRadio1350.com and on iHeartRadio. Steve French (play-by-play) and Joe Dunn (analyst) will have the call beginning at 2:30 a.m.
Notebook: The Gaels will be the first of two teams the Zips face this week who made an appearance at the 2013 NCAA Tournament and a victory would give them a jump start on building their resume for the coming season. UA will face Middle Tennessee State Saturday. … The Zips are 29-14 in the month of November under 10th-year coach Keith Dambrot (.674) … The teams have only met once before — Dec. 19, 1973. The Zips won that game 71-56.
— George M. Thomas