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NCAA Bracket Update: Akron Zips Hanging Tough Against Notre Dame At Halftime

The Akron Zips showed the MAC just how resilient they are. Now the entire country – and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish – are getting to see it as well. After falling behind the Irish 16-6 early in the first half, the Zips toughened and trail the No. 2 seed 34-30 at Haltime.

The Zips are doing it the way they usually do – getting a bunch of scoring from everyone on the roster. Brett McKnight has 7 points while Brett McClanahan has 7 points and 3 rebounds. In all, seven Zips players have tallied scores.

Notre Dame is led by Ben Hansbrough who has 11 points while Carleton Scott has 3 points and 6 rebounds. Notre Dame has shot 39.3 % from the field while the Zips are shooting 36.4%. Akron has the advantage on the glass 18-14, however, which has led to 5 more shot opportunities. Akron also has 5 offensive rebounds.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.