Ohio blows by Akron in a pivotal road game

After failing to beat Akron (17-10, 9-5) in their last four match-ups, Ohio (19-8, 9-5) finally beat their MAC East rivals, 66-50, thanks in part to a strong defensive effort. Right from the beginning, Ohio was in command for the entire game. The Bobcats started the game on a 14-2 run and ended the first…

MAC Championship Game: Akron shuts down Ohio to take MAC crown

As the seconds ticked away, Chauncey Gilliam raised his arms in excitement toward the Akron crowd in anticipation of victory. After all they had endured, step one was finally complete. Playing without their suspended starting point guard, Gilliam scored 13 points and Demetrius Treadwell added a double-double for the second consecutive night as the Zips…

MAC Championship running diary

Ohio took on Akron in the MAC Championship last night. Alex Hider was court-side at the Q. These are his thoughts in real-time. 5:55 (34 minutes to tip off)-This arena is going to be loud. Ohio’s student section is nearly full at this point. Akron fans are a bit tardy, but as local favorites, they’ll…