Zips have won five straight entering second game of Holiday Hoops Classic.
Akron (8-2) vs. Iona (4-5)
SITE: Las Vegas, Nevada
TIPOFF: 3 p.m. EST
RADIO: Akron-IMG Sports Network (WARF 1350-AM flagship)
This is the Zips' second game of the South Point Holiday Hoops Classic. … They won the first over UC Santa Barbara. … Overall, Akron has won five straight. … Akron players to watch: Pat Forsythe, Antino Jackson, Noah Robotham, Reggie McAdams and Jake Kretzer. … All are averaging double figures in scoring, except Kretzer, and he's close. … Four Gaels are averaging double figures in scoring, led by guard A.J. English, who's at a whopping 25 per game. ... On the downside for Iona, English has missed the previous three games following hand surgery.
-- Sam Amico