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…

Akron outlasts Ohio in classic overtime battle

Very rarely does a game billed as one of the best matchups in conference history live up to the hype, but this game was everything and then some. In a clash between the Mid-American Conference’s top two teams, it was No. 1 Akron who outlasted No. 2 Ohio 88-81 in overtime. The victory all but…

MAC Blog: Akron takes control

Just one week ago, the Mid-American Conference looked oh so different. The Ohio Bobcats and Akron Zips were set to square off in a key matchup. The game was highly anticipated, as the ‘Cats and Zips were unquestionably the best teams in the MAC. While that still holds true, Akron may have put themselves in…

Bobcats looking to make a statement against Akron

In all conferences across the nation, the top teams normally do not separate from the rest of the pack until the latter stages of conference play. This is not the case in the Mid-American Conference East division this season. Two unbeaten teams will clash this Saturday in Akron, Ohio. Ohio (15-5, 6-0 MAC) will be…