6:00 PM ET, March 12, 2011
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
CLEVELAND -- With yet another mad, mad, MAC finish added to his coaching resume, Akron's Keith Dambrot could only shake his head."I guess I'm a magnet for them," he said.The Zips, who have come out on the wrong end of wild Mid-American Conference title games before, are moving on to the NCAA tournament.By their finger tips.
• Akron came from behind in overtime to end a two-game losing streak in the MAC championship game.
• Akron won its second MAC title, with the first coming in 2009. The Zips will make their third NCAA tournament appearance.
• Senior Brett McKnight scored a team-high 15 points off the bench. He had three points and was 1-for-9 in the semifinals against Western Michigan.
• Kent State is 1-2 this season against Akron. The losses come by a total of four points.
• Randall Holt scored 14 points and was 4-for-6 from 3-point range for the Golden Flashes.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
NCAA Tournament Automatic Bids
Teams that have clinched automatic bids to the 2011 men's NCAA tournament:
|Morehead State||Ohio Valley|
|Indiana State||Missouri Valley|
|Arkansas-Little Rock||Sun Belt|
|Northern Colorado||Big Sky|
|Boston University||America East|
|San Diego State||Mountain West|
|UC Santa Barbara||Big West|
|Ohio State||Big Ten|
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||25-61 (.410)||23-69 (.333)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-19 (.421)||7-19 (.368)|
|FT Made-Attempted||8-17 (.471)||12-23 (.522)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|