2012–13 Akron Zips men's basketball team

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2012–13 Akron Zips men's basketball
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MAC Tournament Champions
MAC Regular Season Co-Champions
MAC East Division Co-Champions
NCAA Tournament South Region 12 Seed vs VCU, Second Round
Conference Mid-American Conference
East Division
2012–13 record 26–7 (14–2 MAC)
Head coach Keith Dambrot (9th year)
Assistant coach Rick McFadden
Assistant coach Charles Thomas
Assistant coach Terry Weigand
Home arena James A. Rhodes Arena
Seasons
« 2011–12 2013–14 »
2012–13 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Akron 14 2   .875     26 7   .788
Ohio 14 2   .875     24 10   .706
Kent State 9 7   .563     21 14   .600
Buffalo 7 9   .438     14 20   .412
Bowling Green 7 9   .438     13 19   .406
Miami 3 13   .188     9 22   .290
West
Western Michigan 10 6   .625     22 13   .629
Toledo* 10 6   .625     15 13   .536
Ball State 8 8   .500     15 15   .500
Eastern Michigan 7 9   .438     16 18   .471
Central Michigan 4 12   .250     11 20   .355
Northern Illinois 3 13   .188     5 25   .167
2013 MAC Tournament winner
As of March 27, 2013
*Ineligible for postseason due to APR penalties; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012–13 Akron Zips men's basketball team represented the University of Akron during the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Zips, led by ninth year head coach Keith Dambrot, played their home games at James A. Rhodes Arena and were members of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 26–7, 14–2 in MAC play to finish in a tie with Ohio for the East Division championship and the overall regular season championship. They were also champions of the MAC Tournament, defeating Ohio in the championship game, to earn the conference's automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Tournament where they lost in the second round to VCU.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Demetrius "Tree" Treadwell Forward 6–7 225 Junior Euclid, Ohio
2 Brian Walsh Guard 6–5 200 Senior Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
3 Luke Avsec Guard 5–10 180 Junior Cleveland, Ohio
4 Deji Ibitayo Guard 6–3 205 Sophomore Chicago, Illinois
10 Nick Harney Forward 6–8 210 Junior Cleveland, Ohio
11 Alex Abreu Guard 5–10 175 Junior Bayamón, Puerto Rico
12 Carmelo Betancourt Guard 5–11 175 Freshman Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
14 Blake Justice Guard 6–3 195 Freshman Peebles, Ohio
15 Jake Kretzer Forward 6–7 210 Freshman Waverly, Ohio
21 Reggie McAdams Forward 6–7 200 Freshman Elida, Ohio
23 Chauncey Gilliam Forward 6–5 230 Senior Columbia, Maryland
33 Josh Egner Forward 6–7 215 Sophomore Massillon, Ohio
34 Pat Forsythe Center 6–11 240 Freshman Brunswick, Ohio
44 Zeke Marshall Center 7–0 235 Senior McKeesport, Pennsylvania


Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
10/31/2012* 7:00 PM Tiffin James A. Rhodes ArenaAkron, OH W 111–72  2,683
11/03/2012* 5:00 PM Malone James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH W 106–67  2,454
Regular Season
11/09/2012* 7:30 PM at Coastal Carolina HTC CenterConway, SC L 70–74 OT 3,278 0–1
11/12/2012* 7:00 PM John Carroll James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH W 97–53  2,892 1–1
11/15/2012* 10:30 AM vs. Oklahoma State Coliseo Rubén RodríguezBayamón, Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico Tip-Off Quarterfinals)
ESPNU L 65–69 OT N/A 1–2
11/16/2012* 11:00 AM vs. UNC Asheville Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez • Bayamón, Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico Tip-Off)
ESPN3 W 82–63  N/A 2–2
11/18/2012* 1:30 PM vs. Penn State Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez • Bayamón, Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico Tip-Off)
ESPNU W 85–60  N/A 3–2
12/02/2012* 2:00 PM Middle Tennessee James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH W 82–77 OT 2,711 4–2
12/09/2012* 2:00 PM at #16 Creighton CenturyLink Center OmahaOmaha, NE ESPN3 L 61–77  16,310 4–3
12/15/2012* 12:00 PM at Detroit Calihan HallDetroit, MI L 73–80  1,639 4–4
12/18/2012* 8:00 PM Arkansas–Pine Bluff James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH W 76–46  2,639 5–4
12/23/2012* 2:00 PM Cleveland State James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH W 87–57  3,240 6–4
12/27/2012* 7:00 PM Texas Southern James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH W 83–68  2,503 7–4
12/30/2012* 7:00 PM Princeton James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH W 62–58  3,392 8–4
01/02/2013* 7:00 PM Coppin State James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH W 91–63  2,227 9–4
01/09/2013 7:00 PM Western Michigan James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH W 65–43  2,565 10–4 (1–0)
01/12/2013 4:00 PM at Northern Illinois Convocation CenterDeKalb, IL W 68–53  977 11–4 (2–0)
01/16/2013 7:00 PM Ball State James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH W 71–64  3,169 12–4 (3–0)
01/19/2013 3:00 PM at Kent State MAC CenterKent, OH ESPNU W 71–67  6,313 13–4 (4–0)
01/23/2013 7:00 PM at Toledo Savage ArenaToledo, OH STO/ESPN3 W 71–56  3,921 14–4 (5–0)
01/26/2013 7:00 PM Buffalo James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH W 68–64  5,403 15–4 (6–0)
01/30/2013 7:00 PM at Bowling Green Stroh CenterBowling Green, OH STO W 68–55  2,168 16–4 (7–0)
02/02/2013 5:00 PM Ohio James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH ESPNU W 86–72  5,770 17–4 (8–0)
02/05/2013 7:00 PM Central Michigan James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH STO/ESPN3 W 68–56  3,385 18–4 (9–0)
02/09/2013 1:00 PM at Miami (OH) Millett HallOxford, OH ESPNU W 54–50  1,698 19–4 (10–0)
02/13/2013 7:00 PM at Eastern Michigan EMU Convocation CenterYpsilanti, MI W 70–62  672 20–4 (11–0)
02/16/2013 7:30 PM Bowling Green James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH W 67–50  5,247 21–4 (12–0)
02/22/2013* 7:00 PM North Dakota State James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH
(BracketBusters)
ESPN2 W 68–53  4,474 22–4
02/27/2013 7:00 PM at Ohio Convocation CenterAthens, OH STO W 88–81 OT 11,109 23–4 (13–0)
03/02/2013 6:00 PM at Buffalo Alumni ArenaAmherst, NY ESPN3 L 67–81  4,204 23–5 (13–1)
03/05/2013 7:00 PM Miami (OH) James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH STO/ESPN3 W 72–58  5,189 24–5 (14–1)
03/08/2013 7:00 PM Kent State James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH
(PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge)
ESPN2 L 64–68  5,699 24–6 (14–2)
2013 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament
03/15/2013 6:30 PM vs. Kent State Quicken Loans ArenaCleveland, OH
(Semifinals)
STO/ESPN3 W 62–59  10,324 25–6
03/16/2013 6:30 PM vs. Ohio Quicken Loans Arena • Cleveland, OH
(Championship Game)
ESPN2 W 65–46  12,102 26–6
2013 NCAA Tournament
03/21/2013* 9:45 PM vs. (5 S) VCU #(12 S) The Palace of Auburn HillsAuburn Hills, MI
(Second Round)
CBS L 42–88  19,829 26–7
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time. (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region S=South.

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