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Friday, March 22, 2013

2:00 a.m. - Read a recap and statistics, watch video of the postgame press conference and view a photo gallery from the game here.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

11:35 p.m. - Final: VCU 88, Akron 42

10:50 p.m. -
Second half is underway.

10:25 p.m. -
Halftime: VCU 50, Akron 25

9:37 p.m. -

9:35 p.m. -
The game is being televised nationwide on CBS.

9:30 p.m. -
It seemed like maybe this moment would never come, but it's almost time for tipoff at the Palace! Both teams on the court for warmups. Brian Walsh and Pat Forsythe have been battling the flu, but both are dressed and on the court.

8:00 p.m. -
The team departs the hotel, following a send off by fans, pep band, cheerleaders and dance team in the lobby.

3:00 p.m. -
The Zips returned to the hotel after shoot around at Oakland Univeristy. The team had a good walkthrough in preparing for the Rams. Upon returning to the hotel, the team had a nice spread to partake in for lunch including burgers, fries, grilled cheese sandwiches and homemade tomato soup. The guys will now rest and will head downstairs at 5:30 p.m. for a pregame meal.

1:10 p.m. - For those of you who purchased tickets through our ticket office, Director of Ticket Operations, Adam O’Connell, will be in the lobby of the team hotel, the Marriott Centerpoint, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today. He also will be at the arena’s west atrium box office starting at 5:45 p.m. until halftime of our game. Please bring photo identification to claim your tickets.

The Alumni Association is encouraging Zips alumni, fans and friends to gather at The Moose Preserve Bar & Grille in Bloomfield Hills before the game at 5 p.m.

If you’re not coming to Detroit, remember that Johnny J’s in the Valley is hosting a Zips Watch party.

12:35 p.m. -
During the next TV timeout ... check out this story by FoxSportsOhio's Zac Jackson about the path of Demetrius "Tree" Treadwell to the NCAA Tournament.

12:15 p.m. - A team send off from the hotel is planned for 8 p.m., and fans are asked to start lining up near the hotel's side entrance at 7:45 p.m., along with the pep band, cheerleaders and dance team ... Marriott Centerpoint in Pontiac, Mich., is 3600 Centerpoint Pkwy, 48341.

9:30 a.m. -
Always fun to look at the coverage in your opponent's newspaper, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch has an extensive preview of tonight's matchup.

8:21 a.m. -
Be sure to check out our women's team's WNIT blog as head coach Jodi Kest's squad continues its historic season at Duquesne tonight at 7 o'clock. Read GoZips.com's game preview here and download the media game notes packet.

8:15 a.m. -
We also will be pushing plenty of fun content through our men's basketball and general athletics department Facebook pages.

8:10 a.m. -
If you're on Twitter, be sure to follow @ZipsMBB, @FollowTheRoo, @ZipsDallas, @ZipsGregg, @CoachDambrot for 360-degree coverage of the team's trip to the "Big Dance."

8:00 a.m. -
Good morning Zips Nation! It's #ZipsGameday. Tonight's Akron-VCU game doesn't tip off until 9:45 p.m., but our blog will provide content throughout the day to help you pass the time. The Akron Beacon Journal has extensive preview coverage of tonight's contest. Read this column by the ABJ's Marla Ridenour, then click the links on the left side of that page for more stories about the Zips.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

12:00 a.m. - There's no better way to start this NCAA Tournament edition of #ZipsGameday than a video of Demetrius "Tree" Treadwell doing what he does best.

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