University of Akron Zips Basketball
James A. Rhodes Arena, 373 Carroll Street, Akron, OH 44325
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The Men’s and Women’s basketball teams of the University of Akron, in the NCAA Mid-American Conference East Division, offer college basketball fans a chance to experience the excitement of Division 1 games in an intimate 5,000-seat arena that keeps you close to the action. Since 2007, the Men’s Basketball Team has enjoyed nine trips to the Mid-American Conference Tournament Finals, taking home titles (in 2009 and 2013). The men’s team has also appeared in four NCAA Tournaments and 7 NIT tournaments. The Women’s Basktetball Team has played in eight Mid-American Conference tournaments, four WNIT tournaments, and one NCAA Tournament.
The team name “Zips” comes from the school’s original nickname, the "Zippers," which referred to rubber overshoes and a brand name of the BF Goodrich Company.
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