The Kent State Golden Flashes will face off against the Akron Zips on Saturday for a tip off time of 7:30 PM Eastern. This will be the championship game of the MAC tournament advancing the winner to the big dance. This title game will be available on ESPN2. Akron comes into this game with a record on the season of 23–9, and we are victorious in the semifinals against Toledo by the score of 70–62. Xavier Castaneda led the way for Akron with 26 points shooting 49% from the field and 100% from the free-throw line. Enrique Freeman added 10 rebounds in the game.
Kent State comes into this game with a record on the season of 23–9, and we are victorious in the semifinal game against Ohio by the score of 67–61. Malik Jacobs was the team leader for Kent State in points with 19, Jacobs did not have one single free-throw on the game although Jacob did add 10 rebounds all coming on the defensive boards and was out on the floor longer than any of his teammates at 38 minutes.
Ali Ali is dangerous for Akron averaging 14.2 points per game on the season with a field goal percentage of 46.5%, and a free throw percentage of 71.9%. Ali can take over a game as he is proven time and time again this season. Enrique Freeman is a huge advantage under the rim averaging 10.9 rebounds on the season.
Malik Jacobs will have his hands full with Enrique Freeman under the glass as Jacobs is the team leader in rebounds for Kent State averaging 7.7. Sincere Carry is lighting up the scoreboard for Kent state averaging 18.6 points per game with a free throw percentage of 79.3% and a field goal percentage of 44.3%.