Love seeing the MAC on ESPN. The Zips (10-4, 8-3 Conf) built a 24 point lead and then held their breath while the Golden Flashes (10-4, 7-3 Conf) cut the lead to five. From there Akron was able to breathe and build the lead back to eleven by the time the fat lady had sung. Bryan Trimble JR. (Kansas City, MO) led the way in the win with 26 points. Loren Christian Jackson (Chicago, IL) added 21 points, 8 assists, and 5 boards. For Kent State, Danny Pippen (Detroit, MI) led the way with 17 points despite hitting just 6 of 20 shots.