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IPFW to play Akron in CIT

You can fill in the other half of the bracket for the IPFW men’s basketball team in the tournament.

The Mastodons (24-10) will play host toAkronof the Mid-American Conference at7 p.m.Wednesday.

The Zips (21-12) lost to eventual MACtournament champion Western Michigan64-60 in overtime in the semifinals, after a regular-season schedule in which they went 12-6 in the conference and beatOregonState of the Pac-12 and NCAA tournament team Coastal Carolina. They also went 3-1 againstBowling Green andMiami (Ohio), twoMAC schools whom IPFW also played.

The Mastodons beatBowling Greenbut lost atMiami(Ohio).

Akronis led in scoring by 6-foot-7 forward Demetrius “Tree” Treadwell, who averages 14.9 points per game. The only other Zip who averages double figures is 6-6 forward Quincy Diggs, who averages 12.5.

Akronhas seven players on their roster who stand 6-7 or more, and three (6-9 Kwan Cheatham Jr., 6-10 Isaiah Johnson and 6-11 Pat Forsythe) who top 6-9.

IPFW, by contrast, has just three players (Steve Forbes, Joe Reed and Brent Calhoun) who top 6-8, and none taller than Forbes at 6-9.

They’re big, they’re physical, they’re a good team that’s well-coached,” IPFW coach Tony Jasick said. “They’re gonna cause us some issues with just their size and strength and how hard they pound the glass.”

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