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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: The last time the Cavaliers celebrated a trip to the NBA Finals, Kyrie Irving was in a knee brace and Kevin Love was in a sling. LeBron James was the only healthy member of the Big Three, but even he had battled injury problems throughout the season.