George Thomas of the ABJ takes a look at tonight's matchup between Akron and Ohio. These two teams have developed into the best basketball rivalry in the MAC, splitting the past 5 MAC Championships. But after last year's memorable three-game stretch, the two teams that face off on the court tonight look vastly different. Gone are the faces of the programs. Akron's Zeke Marshall is in the D-League, Ohio's D.J. Cooper is in Greece. Gone are several key players. But that hasn't changed the intensity we should expect tonight.