Basketball avoids late collapse, holds off Fort Wayne

The Miami RedHawks (6-4) defended their home court Saturday, defeating Fort Wayne 81-73 at Millett Hall. The win snapped a three-game losing streak against the Mastodons (6-5), and allowed Miami to remain undefeated at home this season. “I’m excited about the guys competing,” Miami head coach Jack Owens said. “We were able to get them out of rhythm. That was a really good offensive team, and our guys stayed to the scouting reports, the game plan and executed offensively and defensively.” The RedHawks quickly fell behind in the first half, as Fort Wayne Redshirt senior guard Bryson Scott converted...

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Miami stumbles against SEC opponent Mizzou

After a 3-0 start, the Miami Basketball RedHawks (5-4) have now dropped four of their last six games after Tuesday night’s 70-51 loss to the Southeastern Conference Missouri Tigers (7-2). Missouri was plagued by turnovers — 17 total, nine in the first half — but Miami wasn’t able to capitalize as it shot just 32.3 percent from the field and 20.8 percent from three. “The team that played the hardest didn’t win the game,” Missouri head coach Cuonzo Martin said. “We didn’t set a tone, it doesn’t matter who we play against.” The Red and White fell victim to...

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Volleyball topped by Baylor, ousted from NCAA Tournament

Miami volleyball’s 10th ever appearance in the NCAA tournament ended before it really got started. The Mid-American Conference champion ‘Hawks (23-9,13-3) were defeated by twelfth-seeded Baylor (24-6,13-3) in three sets Friday on the Bears’ home court. “We just competed against a really fine team tonight,” Miami head coach Carolyn Condit said. “It was a great experience for us and we need to see that type of play more often to play at the level that we know we can play at if we did. Overall, it was a great match and a great learning experience for us and I liked how we kept digging in and kept going after them.” In the first set, Baylor jumped out to a quick 8-3 lead. After the two teams traded the next several points, the Bears went on a 4-0 run to take a commanding 15-6 lead. Baylor extended its lead to 23-13, but Miami attempted a comeback. The RedHawks went on a 5-0 run to cut the Bears’ lead to 23-18. However, Baylor finished the set strong, winning 25-19. Miami took a 4-3 lead — its first lead of the contest — on a service ace by freshman setter Morgan Seaman to start the second set. Baylor then recaptured the lead and went on a 12-5 run to make the score 15-9. A kill by Redshirt junior setter Mackenzie Zielinski resulted...

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Volleyball wins MAC Championship for the first time in 10 years

The Miami RedHawks (23-8, 14-3) were crowned MAC champions for the first time since 2007 on Sunday, defeating Western Michigan (18-13, 8-9) in three consecutive sets. “Western is a really great team,” Miami head coach Carolyn Condit said. “They have a ton of endurance, they can dance until the cows come home and they keep reenergizing through their dancing. We knew we had to come out and serve and pass well and just keep a determination for three straight sets.” Western Michigan served first and scored the first point of the game on a kill by freshman outside hitter...

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Volleyball wins MAC tournament opener, advances to Championship

Number one seeded Miami volleyball (22-8, 14-3) beat fourth seeded Ohio University (17-15, 10-7) in three straight sets in its Mid-American Conference tournament opener at Millett Hall on Saturday. With the win, the RedHawks advance to the championship game Sunday, against the sixth seeded Western Michigan Broncos. “I think we can play better, but we played well enough to win tonight,” Miami head coach Carolyn Condit said. “I really liked the fire we played with.” Miami started the first set on a 3-0 run, and continued to dominate the Bobcats, eventually taking a 17-9 lead. Ohio then went on three separate 3-0 runs to halt the RedHawks’ momentum. MU recovered and held on to win the set 25-21. The second set was all Bobcats in the early going, as they won five of the first six points. With OU leading 7-4, the RedHawks rallied with a 7-0 run to take a 11-7 lead. The rest of the set was close, but Miami prevailed, once again winning 25-21. In the third set, both teams battled to keep it close before MU started to pull away with a 19-16 lead. Ohio mounted a late comeback, tying the set at 23. However, it was Miami’s night, as they won the last two points to take the set and the game. “The game was super close the whole time, but I didn’t have...

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