2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
1st in MAC E
AP Photo/Tony Dejak
11dDave McMenamin

LeBron foundation plans for future collegiates

LeBron James' foundation has established an institute at the University of Akron to assist inner-city public high school graduates who earn their tuitions through the foundation.


2017 Bracketology: No. 13 Seeds

  • East: Oakland Golden Grizzlies
  • West: UC Irvine Anteaters
  • South: New Mexico State Aggies
  • Midwest: Akron Zips
See the full bracket


Ohio State tops Akron 72-63 in OT in NIT opener

Jaquan Lyle and Marc Loving both had 18 points with career-high rebounds and Ohio State dominated in overtime for a 72-63 win over Akron in a first-round game of the NIT on Tuesday night.

Loving: We couldn't overlook Akron (1:51)

Big man with a big jam

When 6-foot-10, 290-pound Akron C Isaiah Johnson has his sights set on the rim, nothing will stop him. The Zips lead their NIT opener vs. Ohio State 29-25 at halftime on ESPN.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James on Ohio State and the University of Akron -- two schools that wear his signature Nike brand -- playing one another in the NIT on Tuesday: "Obviously I'm torn. You know, being a huge supporter of Ohio State, but I'm also a big supporter of my high school coach in Keith Dambrot. He helped shaped me into who I am today as a basketball player, and it's where I'm from, so I'm going with the Zips for sure."


Buffalo beats Akron, wins MAC

This Blake Hamilton 3 with two seconds to go turned out to be the game-winner. This is Buffalo's second straight tournament appearance.


Buffalo wins second straight MAC title

Blake Hamilton made a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left as Buffalo defended its Mid-American Conference title -- and pulled off a rare double for the school -- with a 64-61 win over Akron in the titl

Buffalo MAC Championship Celebration (0:45)
Postgame Interview with Buffalo Head Coach Nate Oats (1:00)
The 2016 Women's MAC Champs, the Buffalo Bulls, in the stands supporting the mens team (0:56)

Top-seeded Akron survives scare

Akron, the MAC's No. 1 seed, almost added to the long list of top seeds to go down in conference tournaments. Instead, the Zips came back from 12 points down in the second half to beat No. 8 seed Eastern Michigan 65-63. Box score

Watch: MAC quarterfinal

Akron, the MAC's regular-season champ and No. 1 seed, begins its quest for an NCAA tourney bid. Eastern Michigan stands in the way. Streaming live on ESPN3

Chris Morris

Joe Lunardi's Bracketology: No. 13 Seeds

  • East: Hofstra Pride
  • West: Stony Brook Seawolves
  • South: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks
  • Midwest: Akron Zips
See the full bracket


Akron hits 20 3s, beats Ohio 91-76 for MAC crown

Reggie McAdams scored 21 points, Kwan Cheatham Jr. had a double-double and Akron made a school record 20 3-pointers to beat Ohio 91-76 on Tuesday night for the Mid-American regular season title.

Chris Morris


  • East: Hawaii Warriors
  • West: Akron Zips
  • South: Yale Bulldogs
  • Midwest: Stony Brook Seawolves
See full bracket

Team Stats

Points Per Game63.0
Rebounds Per Game43.0
Assists Per Game10.0
Points Allowed72.0Tied-58th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record0-4
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances4