2012–13 Akron Zips men's basketball team

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2012–13 Akron Zips men's basketball
University of Akron script logo.gif
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
Division 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 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, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
10/31/2012*
7:00 PM
Tiffin W 111–72 
James A. Rhodes Arena (2,683)
Akron, OH
11/03/2012*
5:00 PM
Malone W 106–67 
James A. Rhodes Arena (2,454)
Akron, OH
Regular Season
11/09/2012*
7:30 PM
at Coastal Carolina L 70–74 OT 0–1
HTC Center (3,278)
Conway, SC
11/12/2012*
7:00 PM
John Carroll W 97–53  1–1
James A. Rhodes Arena (2,892)
Akron, OH
11/15/2012*
10:30 AM, ESPNU
vs. Oklahoma State
Puerto Rico Tip-Off Quarterfinals
L 65–69 OT 1–2
Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez (N/A)
Bayamón, Puerto Rico
11/16/2012*
11:00 AM, ESPN3
vs. UNC Asheville
Puerto Rico Tip-Off
W 82–63  2–2
Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez (N/A)
Bayamón, Puerto Rico
11/18/2012*
1:30 PM, ESPNU
vs. Penn State
Puerto Rico Tip-Off
W 85–60  3–2
Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez (N/A)
Bayamón, Puerto Rico
12/02/2012*
2:00 PM
Middle Tennessee W 82–77 OT 4–2
James A. Rhodes Arena (2,711)
Akron, OH
12/09/2012*
2:00 PM, ESPN3
at No. 16 Creighton L 61–77  4–3
CenturyLink Center Omaha (16,310)
Omaha, NE
12/15/2012*
12:00 PM
at Detroit L 73–80  4–4
Calihan Hall (1,639)
Detroit, MI
12/18/2012*
8:00 PM
Arkansas–Pine Bluff W 76–46  5–4
James A. Rhodes Arena (2,639)
Akron, OH
12/23/2012*
2:00 PM
Cleveland State W 87–57  6–4
James A. Rhodes Arena (3,240)
Akron, OH
12/27/2012*
7:00 PM
Texas Southern W 83–68  7–4
James A. Rhodes Arena (2,503)
Akron, OH
12/30/2012*
7:00 PM
Princeton W 62–58  8–4
James A. Rhodes Arena (3,392)
Akron, OH
01/02/2013*
7:00 PM
Coppin State W 91–63  9–4
James A. Rhodes Arena (2,227)
Akron, OH
01/09/2013
7:00 PM
Western Michigan W 65–43  10–4 (1–0)
James A. Rhodes Arena (2,565)
Akron, OH
01/12/2013
4:00 PM
at Northern Illinois W 68–53  11–4 (2–0)
Convocation Center (977)
DeKalb, IL
01/16/2013
7:00 PM
Ball State W 71–64  12–4 (3–0)
James A. Rhodes Arena (3,169)
Akron, OH
01/19/2013
3:00 PM, ESPNU
at Kent State W 71–67  13–4 (4–0)
MAC Center (6,313)
Kent, OH
01/23/2013
7:00 PM, STO/ESPN3
at Toledo W 71–56  14–4 (5–0)
Savage Arena (3,921)
Toledo, OH
01/26/2013
7:00 PM
Buffalo W 68–64  15–4 (6–0)
James A. Rhodes Arena (5,403)
Akron, OH
01/30/2013
7:00 PM, STO
at Bowling Green W 68–55  16–4 (7–0)
Stroh Center (2,168)
Bowling Green, OH
02/02/2013
5:00 PM, ESPNU
Ohio W 86–72  17–4 (8–0)
James A. Rhodes Arena (5,770)
Akron, OH
02/05/2013
7:00 PM, STO/ESPN3
Central Michigan W 68–56  18–4 (9–0)
James A. Rhodes Arena (3,385)
Akron, OH
02/09/2013
1:00 PM, ESPNU
at Miami (OH) W 54–50  19–4 (10–0)
Millett Hall (1,698)
Oxford, OH
02/13/2013
7:00 PM
at Eastern Michigan W 70–62  20–4 (11–0)
EMU Convocation Center (672)
Ypsilanti, MI
02/16/2013
7:30 PM
Bowling Green W 67–50  21–4 (12–0)
James A. Rhodes Arena (5,247)
Akron, OH
02/22/2013*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
North Dakota State
BracketBusters
W 68–53  22–4
James A. Rhodes Arena (4,474)
Akron, OH
02/27/2013
7:00 PM, STO
at Ohio W 88–81 OT 23–4 (13–0)
Convocation Center (11,109)
Athens, OH
03/02/2013
6:00 PM, ESPN3
at Buffalo L 67–81  23–5 (13–1)
Alumni Arena (4,204)
Amherst, NY
03/05/2013
7:00 PM, STO/ESPN3
Miami (OH) W 72–58  24–5 (14–1)
James A. Rhodes Arena (5,189)
Akron, OH
03/08/2013
7:00 PM, ESPN2
Kent State
PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge
L 64–68  24–6 (14–2)
James A. Rhodes Arena (5,699)
Akron, OH
2013 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament
03/15/2013
6:30 PM, STO/ESPN3
vs. Kent State
Semifinals
W 62–59  25–6
Quicken Loans Arena (10,324)
Cleveland, OH
03/16/2013
6:30 PM, ESPN2
vs. Ohio
Championship Game
W 65–46  26–6
Quicken Loans Arena (12,102)
Cleveland, OH
2013 NCAA Tournament
03/21/2013*
9:45 PM, CBS
No. (12 S) vs. (5 S) VCU
Second Round
L 42–88  26–7
The Palace of Auburn Hills (19,829)
Auburn Hills, MI
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time. (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region S=South.

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