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…

Ohio and Akron gear up for battle of the MAC’s best

Coach Jim Christian knows just how big Wednesday’s game is. “It’s no bigger than any other big game in college basketball: Oklahoma-Oklahoma St, Duke and North Carolina.” Akron will visit the Convocation Center with first place in the MAC on the line. The teams have a combined for only conference loss this season. “It’s a…

The MAC Blog: (Marathon) Championship Week

Conference Championship Preview: Kent State and Northern Illinois are set to clash in Detroit on Friday. Here’s how the teams stack up. Quarterbacks: Spencer Keith will step under center for Kent State. A four-year starter from Little Rock, Arkansas, Keith ranks third in school history in passing yards, passing touchdowns, and completions. His experience and leadership have been…