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Nickname: Zips. Coach: Keith Dambrot.

Conference: Mid-American. Bid: MAC champion.

Region: Southwest. Seed: No. 15.

Tournament Record: 0-2, 2 years. Last appearance: 2009.

Scoring: Team (70.5); Nikola Cvetinovic 11.9; Brett McKnight 10.3; Brett McClanahan 10.1.

Rebounds: Team (34.5); Nikola Cvetinovic 7.0; Zeke Marshall 4.8.

Assists/Turnovers: Team (14.6/12.1); Alex Abreu 3.5/2.2; Steve McNees 2.9/1.2; Nikola Cvetinovic 2.1/2.1.

3-pointers: Team (.361); Brett McClanahan 80; Steve McNees 65; Darryl Roberts 49; Alex Abreu 34.

Last Ten: 8-2.

The Skinny: The Zips lost in the MAC championship game on a buzzer-beater in 2007, then fell in overtime last year to ninth-seeded Ohio. This time, a last-second shot went their way. Akron was 12-10 at one point this season before getting it together in February.