NCAA Tournament March Madness

#100 Akron

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Projected seed: 14 (automatic qualifier)

The Akron Zips' resume showcases a team that hasn't shied away from competition, but lacks that marquee win which could have bolstered their claim for a higher seed. Tight contests against well-regarded Utah State and Drake in neutral settings spell potential, as does a solid victory over Bradley. However, a few stumbles against teams like St. Bonaventure and James Madison slightly tarnish their body of work. Akron flexing its muscles within the Mid-American Conference, especially on the defensive side, is a plus; yet, the overall strength of the conference and the absence of high-caliber victories leave them as a candidate for the classic 14-seed spot, should they secure their automatic bid. They've proven they can compete, but to move up they need to dominate their remaining regular-season games and make some noise in the conference tournament.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6@S Dakota St156W81-75
11/10Southern Miss214W72-54
11/19(N)Florida Intl268W77-71
11/20(N)Utah St42L65-62
11/21(N)Drake39L79-59
11/28@UNLV65L72-70
12/5Bradley76W67-52
12/9@N Kentucky174W77-76
12/21Gardner Webb182W94-90
12/30(N)St Bonaventure93L62-61
1/2@N Illinois301W73-51
1/5Bowling Green218W83-67
1/9@Ball St267W80-76
1/12Buffalo350W76-59
1/16W Michigan297W77-66
1/19@Kent200W77-71
1/23Ohio162W67-58
1/27@Miami OH223L70-68
1/30@E Michigan323W77-46
2/2Toledo139W77-70
2/6C Michigan231W68-47
2/10@James Madison52L73-59
2/17@Buffalo350W73-62
2/20@Toledo139L72-64
2/23Kent200W83-70
2/27@Ohio162L74-67
3/2N Illinois301W80-73
3/5E Michigan32392%
3/8@W Michigan29775%