Bracket projection: Akron
The Zips are a scrappy team, but if they fall behind they may face an early exit
Kudos to the Zips for winning the MAC automatic bid. To me, the larger question is whatever happened to MAC basketball? I know Ohio U. upset Georgetown last March, but it's a sad day when MAC winners get a No. 15 seed.
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