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Posted on Wed, Feb 13, 2013 : 11 p.m.

Akron extends nation's longest winning streak with 70-62 win over Eastern Michigan

By Joseph Tobianski

The Eastern Michigan men's basketball team fell to Akron, 70-62, on Wednesday night at the Convocation Center in front of an announced crown of 672 people.

With the win, Akron (20-4, 11-0 Mid-American Conference) extended its winning streak to 16 games, currently the longest in the country.


Glenn Bryant led Eastern Michigan (11-13, 4-6 MAC) in scoring with 11 points while J.R. Sims and Anthony Strickland had 10 points apiece for the Eagles.

Eastern trailed 29-26 at the half and the score was tied 45-45 late in the second half, but was never able to take the lead as the Zips responded with a 7-0 run.

Eastern will be in action again on Saturday, Feb.16 against Ball State University.

Joseph Tobianski is a photographer for


Basic Bob

Thu, Feb 14, 2013 : 5 p.m.

They didn't throw any T-shirts into the visitors' section.


Thu, Feb 14, 2013 : 3:07 p.m.

672 people? Boy, they were hanging from the rafters at the Convocation Center.


Thu, Feb 14, 2013 : 10:23 a.m.

I was one of the 672 - it was an entertaining game and we had a great time. Eastern gave them a tough game. EMU top scorer out with injury. Season ticket cost me 47 dollars for 18 games. Parking free. They threw me free t-shirt at game too! Oh yea, popcorn 1 dollar.


Thu, Feb 14, 2013 : 4:07 p.m.

Your odds of getting free things does drastically increase when no one is there. One perk of going to EMU sporting events.


Thu, Feb 14, 2013 : 4:45 a.m.

672 people What else needs to be said?