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…

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…

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…

Speakeasy Sports 5 on 4 : MAC Tournament Talk

Welcome to the debut of the Speakeasy Sports “5 on 5”, where five Speakeasy writers will typically answer five questions. In the debut, the five writers will tackle four questions.  Our panel includes Speakeasy Sports editor Danny Medlock, our three basketball reporters Alex Hider, Marlowe Alter and Bez Saciri and MAC Blogger Chris Manning. They…