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Akron Zips (27-9)


Thu. 3/9 Fri. 3/10 Sat. 3/11 Wed. 3/15 Mon. 3/20
vs. EastMi 
W 79-62
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vs. BallSt 
W 74-70
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vs. KentSt 
L 65-70
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@ Hou 
W 78-75
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@ Tx-Ar 
L 69-85
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Groce takes over at Akron following 5 seasons at Illinois

AKRON, Ohio (AP) John Groce has built from the middle and bottom. At Akron, he's starting near the top.

"I like the challenges," he said.

After previous stops at Illinois and Ohio, Groce was introduced Thursday as the new coach at Akron, where he'll inherit a program that flourished over the past decade under Keith Dambrot.

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Leaders
Points: I. Johnson16.6
Rebounds: K. Cheatham, Jr.7.2
Assists: N. Robotham3.0
FG%: I. Johnson62.5%
FT%: I. Johnson58.7%
3P%: A. Jackson39.1%
Steals: M. Noble1.5
Blocks: K. Cheatham, Jr.1.0
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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Mid-American Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
East
Akron 14-4 27-9
Ohio 11-7 20-11
Buffalo 11-7 17-15
Kent State 10-8 22-14
Bowling Green 7-11 13-19
Miami (OH) 4-14 11-21
West
Ball State 11-7 21-13
Western Michigan 11-7 16-16
Toledo 9-9 17-17
Eastern Michigan 7-11 16-17
Northern Illinois 7-11 15-17
Central Michigan 6-12 16-16
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