Miami hockey salvage split with UMD

Miami hockey settling into their system salvaged a National Collegiate Hockey Conference split against Minnesota-Duluth this weekend. The Bulldogs scored first on Friday and Saturday, but the RedHawks had a bigger second period on Saturday night to win 3-2 after surrendering 3-1 on Friday. “This weekend, we came in wanting the sweep,” sophomore forward Carson Meyer said at Saturday’s post-game press conference. “Unfortunately, we dropped the first one but we knew tonight [Saturday] was going to be a battle and we just stuck with it and were pretty resilient from the start. It’s clear that guys are buying in...

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Men’s basketball beats LIU Brooklyn, starts season 3-0

This past Friday in Montego Bay, Jamaica the RedHawks defeated LIU Brooklyn by the score of 78-74. This meeting marked the first ever matchup between the two programs and was a thrilling contest until the end. The Redhawks started well in the first half — competing steadily with the Blackbird offense until 5:22 left in the first half when the game shifted. Starting with a Rod Mills Jr. layup, the ’Hawks went on an 11-0 run to finish the half. This stretch was punctuated by a deep three from junior guard Darrian Ringo and set the tone for the ’Hawks as they took a 34-21 lead into the locker room. The ’Hawks seemed fully in control of this matchup at the half, but the game shifted again as LIU Brooklyn began to chip away at the Red and White’s 13-point lead. The Blackbirds cut the ’Hawks lead to five with a layup by senior guard Joel Hernandez with 13:44 left in second. However, the ’Hawks began slowly pulling away, courtesy of layups by sophomore forward Bam Bowman, freshman forward Dalonte Brown and senior forward Logan McLane to extend the lead to 67-52 with 5:29 left in the second. For the following minutes, the Blackbirds got hot around the rim — going on a 13-3 run over a two minute span. With 2:59 remaining in the contest, LIU Brooklyn was...

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Miami hockey looks to bounce back against Minnesota Duluth

Miami hockey looks to be consistent against No. 14/15 Minnesota Duluth tonight and tomorrow night, as they host the Bulldogs for only the second time in three years. After losing 4-1 and tying 3-3 to No. 2/4 North Dakota last weekend, the RedHawks look to their process to put them in a position to bounce back in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play. “I don’t know if we’ve played a 60-minute game yet,” head coach Enrico Blasi said at his press conference on Tuesday. “We’ve had really good stretches where we’ve played really, really well and then for some reason...

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Hockey salvages conference point against North Dakota

Miami hockey’s inability to play a full game led to the RedHawks falling prey to the No. 2/4 University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks 4-1 on Friday, but then battling for a 3-3 tie on Saturday. “We battled hard tonight,” head coach Enrico Blasi said on Saturday to Miami Athletics. “The team played well to earn a 2-0 lead and we valued our process throughout the night. We took a push back from North Dakota, but stayed together after we fell behind to get the tying goal.” North Dakota (7-2-3, 2-1-1-1 NCHC) took five of the six conference points...

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Men’s basketball beats Fordham in final seconds

On Friday, men’s basketball upset Fordham University by the score of 55-54 in Miami’s season opener. Entering this matchup, Fordham was favored by nine and coming off a CIT Tournament appearance last year. The RedHawks started the contest flat, finding themselves down 25-21 at the end of the first. Only making 19.5 percent of their field goal attempts. However, the team showed resiliency in the second. A pivotal moment came with 10:55 left for Miami — within the previous two minutes Fordham had scored seven unanswered at the mercy of a battered Hawks’ defense. Fordham had just extended its lead to 10 and head coach Jack Owens called for a timeout. This break provided much needed rest and sparked a resurgence in the offense, especially from freshman guard Jalen Adaway. Within the next minute, Adaway bombarded Fordham’s defense with six consecutive points including two dunks. Adaway ultimately finished with an impressive outing of 15 points and 14 rebounds — good for a double-double. His offensive energy set the tone for the ’Hawks’ offense throughout the remainder of the the game. However, Fordham’s offense would put up a steady fight for the ensuing five minutes. The game ultimately hit its turning point with 2:10 left. Trailing 54-48, the Hawks’ scored seven unanswered. Redshirt junior Jake Wright hit a long-range three at 1:31 to cut lead to three. With 42 seconds...

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