On Friday night, Miami men’s basketball took on Toledo in front of a roaring crowd at Millett Hall, but fell 73-67 to the Rockets. A game nationally televised on CBS Sports Network, the matchup was marked by the momentous occasion of Wally Szczerbiak’s return to Oxford. Szczerbiak, a former NBA sixth overall draft pick, brought in a crowd of 3,500 plus to Millett Hall. The ‘Hawks opened the contest with a deep Dalonte Brown three at 19:10 which elicited a massive roar from the rowdy crowd. However, the ‘Hawks were quite shaky from there after in the first half,...Read More
Miami hockey heads down the stretch this weekend against No. 3/4 St. Cloud State University in its fourth final series of the season. After a 1-4-1 January stretch and splitting last weekend’s series against No. 15 Western Michigan, the RedHawks look to avoid minutes of offensive droughts and defensive lapses to put their team in a better position to win. “We go through stretches where we’re pretty good through periods and then something happens, something clicks, where we just let off the gas and we’re not paying attention to detail,” head coach Enrico Blasi said at his weekly press...Read More
Tuesday night in Kalamazoo, MI the RedHawk men’s basketball team faced the Mid-American Conference Broncos of Western Michigan in a thrilling contest that came down to the wire. The RedHawks looked to avenge a disappointing Jan. 6 home defeat against the Broncos, but Miami (13-11, 6-5 MAC) fell to WMU (14-10, 6-5 MAC) 68-64. The first half was highlighted by back-and-forth onslaughts from the respective offenses. The ‘Hawks had a 14-9 lead at the 12:44 mark in the first, but succumbed to an offensive surge from the Broncos, when they went on an 8-0 run led by junior center Seth Dugan. As soon as Western started to control the tempo of the contest, Miami responded, starting with a Nike Sibande midrange jumper with 4:47 left in the half. Down 28-25 at this point, the ‘Hawks added six in a row to take a 31-28 lead. Western would subsequently overcome this deficit by taking a 38-36 advantage into the locker room. The second half opened with both sides trading offensive blows, again, until the ‘Hawks began to build a lead, eventually reaching 53-46 with a resounding Jalen Adaway dunk with 12:07 left to go. Unfortunately for the ‘Hawks, their offense began to go cold as WMU slowly took control of the game. The ‘Hawks had multiple chances to score down the stretch as the game became closer, yet WMU’s zone...Read More
Video by Emily Brustoski After its first win since early January on Friday night, Miami hockey fell 3-2 to the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday night. The RedHawks allowed three goals in the second period, and were boxed out by the Broncos’ defensive efforts. “I thought we started off the game well and in the second period we got loose, got out of our structure and started chasing the puck instead of playing our positions,” head coach Enrico Blasi said in his post-game press conference. “Good teams make you pay — that was pretty much the difference in...Read More
This past Saturday in DeKalb, IL the men’s basketball squad (13-10, 6-5 MAC) defeated Northern Illinois University (10-13, 3-7 MAC) by a score of 81-65. This matchup marked the first meeting of these two Mid-American Conference opponents and was an exciting one for the ’Hawks. Freshman forwards were key to the ’Hawks’ dominant performance, per usual, as Nike Sibande and Jalen Adaway logged 20 and 17 points, respectively. The ’Hawks opened the matchup with a 7-0 lead courtesy of a couple of layups by Sibande. In addition to tallying 20 points, Sibande would add seven rebounds. Sibande’s clutch performance...Read More
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