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University of Akron's Carly Young (center) battles for the ball will Ball State's Renee Bennett (left) and Brandy Woody during the championship game of the Mid-American Conference tournament in Cleveland. Akron defeated Ball State 79-68. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk)
University of Akron's Kacie Cassell (left) is fouled by Central Michigan's Jas'Mine Bracey during the first half of a Mid-American semi-final round game on Friday, March 14, 2014, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The Zips won the game 85-69. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Akron's Rachel Tecca (right) eyes the basket as she drives against Ball State's Renee Bennett during the first half of the championship game of the Mid-American Conference tournament in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk)
University of Akron head coach Jodi Kest celebrates the Zips 79-68 MAC Championship win over Ball State at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The Zips won the game 79-68. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
During the first 10 minutes of the second half Tuesday night at Rhodes Arena, the University of Akron Zips showed why they are built not just to win the Mid-American Conference Tournament, but to win in the NCAA Tournament.