Can KSU play the role of spoiler tonight and force Akron to sweat out tomorrow night’s Buffalo-Bowling Green game to see if it will claim the MAC tournament’s No. 1 seed as the outright regular-season champion?
A few weeks ago I wrote that Akron would have to lose its last three and “that’s not going to happen,” so I’m pretty stunned by this recent slide. My guess is that they’ll be ready to turn it around tonight, and that will mean KSU will need to put together a 40-minute game – something the Flashes haven’t done of late.
A big key will be how much Justin Greene can do on his injured ankle and on short rest just 48 hours after the win over Ohio. Greene has had a difficult time with Akron 7-footer Zeke Marshall in the past when he has been at full strength. We’ll also see what the emotion of playing the last game at the M.A.C. Center can do for Greene, Porrini, Guyton and Manns. Maybe a little extra adrenaline will ease the pain in Greene’s ankle.
The crew is veteran with Terry Wymer, Larry Scirotto and … wait for it … Bo Boroski.
The coaches were leaning towards going back to the traditional lineup of Greene, Porrini, Holt, Guyton and Manns after shaking things up a bit against Ohio with three new starters.
Note: The postponement of Miami vs. Ohio University to tomorrow night means KSU will have to wait another day to learn if it is the No. 3 seed should the Flashes beat the Zips tonight.
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- KSU at Ohio, live blog from the Convo…
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