Perennial disappointments Northwestern will have to contend with the Akron big men Tuesday night. The Zips are a No. 5 seed in the NIT, and will play in Evanston at 9 p.m. Eastern. The game will be shown on ESPN2. This is a real winnable game for the Zips, and even though Northwestern is home, they may not have home court advantage. If the Big Ten alums can overwhelm the Wildcat fans, there is no reason that Akron alums can't.