Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
clarkwgriswold

2020-2021 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward

Recommended Posts

Here is a quote from Ohio State’s coach about next season.  “And then obviously, we have a really good mid-major coming in that just won their league early in the season in Akron. That will be a fantastic game. I think they won 24 or 25 games.“

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, ZIPS96 said:

Here is a quote from Ohio State’s coach about next season.  “And then obviously, we have a really good mid-major coming in that just won their league early in the season in Akron. That will be a fantastic game. I think they won 24 or 25 games.“

 

I'll be there, assuming there won't be more than 10 people in attendance. Shouldn't be a problem considering the last time Akron played at OSUcks, they were already practicing social distancing (super small crowd).

 

This matchup makes perfect sense. Groce was an assistant at OSUcks and I believe has a good relationship with Holtmann. 

Edited by Let'sGoZips94

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A whopping 4,698 people showed up to witness the Zips lose by 9 in overtime in an NIT game most Tosu fans thought the buckeyes were too good to be in.

I predict 16K+ will be there for next years contest.

It's a shame we didn't play them in 2019 because they were WAY overrated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would have liked to have gotten a shot at tOSU in the tourney. I'm glad we didn't play them in November. They destroyed Cincy, Villanova, UNC, and Penn State early in the year. Also beat a really good Kentucky team. They peaked in November thru mid-December. Those two months of basketball were why they were projected to be a 4/5 seed. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They did have some good wins early, but UC wasn't one of them. 

I watched that game; Tosu had 19 points at the half.

Neither team looked good, and the visiting UC squad sucked worse than Tosu in the second half to lose by 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

UNC also finished tied for last place in the ACC. Regardless, pretty thrilled about this game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
56 minutes ago, LZIp said:

UNC also finished tied for last place in the ACC. Regardless, pretty thrilled about this game.

 

UNC season got derailed by injuries, including to a guy that will likely be a lottery pick. I could be wrong, but I think they were mostly healthy when they played tOSU. 

 

I do agree that it's a nice game to have on the schedule. Personally, I view it as a little to lose, but a lot to gain type game. It certainly beats playing a random Big 12 or ACC opponent.

Edited by kreed5120
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, kreed5120 said:

 

UNC season got derailed by injuries, including to a guy that will likely be a lottery pick. I could be wrong, but I think they were mostly healthy when they played tOSU. 

 

I do agree that it's a nice game to have on the schedule. Personally, I view it as a little to lose, but a lot to gain type game. It certainly beats playing a random Big 12 or ACC opponent.

 

Exactly, like playing West Virginia with the added in state rivalry component.  I liked it when OSU football would play an early warmup against an in state opponent.

 

Hopefully, the Zips established a nice relationship with Xavier and can schedule them at some point.  Taking it to them in a scrimmage probably didn't help!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...