Brandon Hickey

Basketball Editor/Akron Expert

University of Akron Grad Student. Going to school to be a tax accountant, so I'm the most exciting person you'll ever meet. I know way too much about MAC basketball.


The Road to Cleveland: How Did We Get Here?

The regular season is over and the MAC Tournament starts tomorrow. How did we end up where we did? Let's take a spin through the conference's regular season.

Akron Outlasts Kent State

The Zips needed to come out victorious in order to lock up a top-four seed in the MAC Tournament, and they did just that with a Senior Night victory over Kent State.

MAC Basketball Power Rankings - Week 17

It's the last week of the regular season, and we're thinking about the conference tournament. There's still a week to play though and some tough games await those in line for the top seeds.

Buffalo picks up big man Ikenna Smart

Bobby Hurley picked up his fourth commitment for next year in Ikenna Smart, a 6'10" center from Greensboro, North Carolina. Smart averages a double double, scoring thirteen points and grabbing thirteen rebounds per game. He didn't have many other offers but had interest from Drexel, Longwood and Presbyterian. Hurley's other commitments include top-100 point guard Lamontre Bearden, shooting guard Mory Diane and center Raheem Johnson. The Bulls will have one more scholarship to fill after the graduation of Jarod Oldham, Javon McCrea, Josh Freelove, Auraum Nuiriankh, and Corey Raley-Ross.

MAC Tournament Tiebreakers Explained

Let's wade through this mess and try to figure out which teams will be slotted in what seeds.

MAC Men's Basketball Power Rankings - Week 16

For the first time in awhile the #1 team in our power rankings stayed the same. This week brings us a 1-2 and a 3-4 match-up which will go a long way in determining who gets the top four seeds and the double bye in the MAC Tournament.

MAC Basketball Power Rankings - Week 15

Yet another #1 falls as Toledo loses big to Eastern Michigan. Who steps in to fill the #1 spot?

Demetrius Treadwell Wills Akron to Win over NIU

"Tree" had a career game, and being down two primary scorers, Akron needed every bit of it to beat Northern Illinois.

MAC Basketball Power Rankings - Week 14

We have a new team in the top spot of the power rankings after Ohio's loss to Western Michigan. Plus, we take a closer look at the Bobcats' struggles and what could happen in the next few weeks.

Justin Drummond suspended after DUI

Toledo's leading scorer will miss Wednesday's game against Ohio after getting booked with a DUI Saturday night.

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