12 Teams/12 Days: 2013-14 Akron Basketball Preview

Updated 11/4/2013


Quick Facts          
Location  Akron, Ohio        
President:   Dr. Luis M. Proenza        
Athletics Director:   Tom Wistrcill        
Enrollment:  29,699        
Founded:  1870        
First Year of MAC Basketball: 1992-93        
Joined MAC 1992        
Nickname:   Zips        
Colors:  Blue & Gold        
Athletics Website:   www.gozips.com        
Men’s Basketball Twitter Account @ZipsMBB        
           
Team Facts          
Letterwinners Returning/Lost:  10/6        
Starters Returning/Lost:  2/3        
2012-13 Overall Record:  26-7        
   Home 15-1        
   Away 7-4        
   Neutral 4-2        
2012-13 Conf. Record/Finish: 14-2/1st        
   Home 7-1        
   Away 7-1        
2012-13 Postseason:  Def. Kent State in MAC Semifinals, 62-59        
  Def. Ohio in MAC Championship, 65-46        
  Lost to VCU in NCAA Tournament 2nd Round, 42-88        
           
Team History          
All-Time Record:  1,484-959 (112 years)        
All-Time MAC Record:  188-176 (21 years)        
MAC Tournament App./Record:  18/ 20-13 (.606)        
MAC Tournament Titles/Last:  3/2013        
NCAA Appearances/Record:  4/0-4        
Last NCAA Appearance:  2013        
NIT Appearances/Record:  5/2-5        
Last NIT Appearance:  2012        
           
Roster Breakdown          
Starters Returning Pos. Yr. Ppg. Rpg. Apg.
Nick Harney F Sr. 9.5 3.8 1.2
Demetrius “Tree” Treadwell F Sr. 11.5 7.9 1.6
           
Starters Lost Pos. Yr. Ppg. Rpg. Apg.
Alex Abreu G Sr. 10.3 2.5 6.0
Zeke Marshall C Sr. 13.0 7.0 3.7 Blks
Brian Walsh G Sr. 7.2 3.6 1.6
           
Other Letterwinners Returning Pos. Yr. Ppg. Rpg. Apg.
Carmelo Bentancourt G So. 2.0 0.9 1.6
Quincy Diggs F Sr. 8.5 3.1 2.4
Pat Forsythe C So. 3.4 2.7 0.3
Darius Hoisten G So. 0.4 0.8 0.0
Deji Ibitayo G Jr. 3.0 1.8 0.7
Jake Kretzer W So. 5.7 3.2 1.0
Reggie McAdams W So. 4.6 1.3 0.4
Jonas Stalyga F Jr. 2.8 0.4 0.0
           
Other Letterwinners Lost Pos. Yr. Ppg. Rpg. Apg.
Chauncey Gilliam F Sr. 5.6 1.7 0.7
Blake Justice G So. 0.4 0.4 0.4
           
Newcomers Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt.  
Kwan Cheatham F Fr. 6-9 233  
Nyles Evans G Jr. 5-11 170  
B.J. Gladden W/F Fr. 6-6 215  
Aaron Jackson G Fr. 6-7 193  
Isaiah Johnson C Fr. 6-10 285