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Zips basketball: Three observations in Zips 88-81 win over Ohio

By George Thomas Published: February 27, 2013

Far too similarities to the first game between these two in the follow-up here at the Convocation Center in Athens.

The Zips couldn’t sustain the momentum from the opening moments and the Bobcats ran rampant building an 18-point lead to smack UA out of their coma.  No worries.  It’s typical of the team.  They  poured things on to win their 19 consecutive and 13th in a row in the Mid-American Conference.  Here’s why they won.

  • Demetrius Treadwell (21 points, eight rebounds) once again showed the ability to put his teammates on his back and carry them. He hit on 7-of-13 shots on the night and was an all-around beast.  Coach Keith Dambrot said he showed a will to win.  His teammates would like more please.
  • Zeke Marshall (16 points, seven rebounds and four blocks), despite fouling out with 43 seconds left in the game, gave his team  his best effort in the first 15 minutes of the second half.   He pulled down five of his rebounds and blocked three of his shots in that span to give his team the lift they needed.
  • Jake Kretzer came off the bench to score 19 points and have a perfect shooting night hitting 6-of-6, including 5-of-5 from the three-point line.

Turning point:  Down 41-30 at the half, the Zips opened the second with a 19-4 run to get back into the game.

Player of the game:  Three of them are listed above.

Quote of the game:  We don’t want to be put in there we want to put ourselves in a position to get in there.  We’ll just leave it up to the voters.  The number next to our name doesn’t mean anything.  It doesn’t mean people are going to come out and back down from us.  It just means people are going to play hard to beat us and stop this winning streak.  - Demetrius Treadwell

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