Senior Night didn’t go as planned for the Miami men’s basketball team (15-16, 8-10) as the RedHawks fell to rival Ohio Bobcats 75-66 at Millett Hall on Friday. The game served as the regular-season finale for both teams. “I thought we started the game out okay,” Miami head coach Jack Owens said. “But we did not execute in the second half the way we needed to to win the game. MU’s only seniors, forwards Rod Mills and Logan McLane, were both in the starting lineup for Senior Night. It was Mills’ first start of the season. “They’ve meant a lot to our team,” freshman guard Nike Sibande said. “Being seniors, head guys, giving us advice, especially the young guys coming in. Giving us tips and talking us through stuff that we’ve never been through before.” The Bobcats (14-16, 7-11 MAC) dominated the glass, besting Miami in rebounding 38-26 and second-chance points 12-2. “[Ohio] did a good job crashing the glass,” Owens said. “With a team like that, if you give them another opportunity on the offensive end after they get an offensive rebound, you’re going to probably give up an open three or they’re going to put you on defense for another 30 seconds.” The Bobcats won the opening tip-off and scored the first five points of the game on a mid-range jumper by senior guard Mike Laster...Read More
The Miami RedHawks (15-15, 8-9 MAC) proved the third time isn’t always the charm at Kent State on Tuesday. After winning two consecutive games late in the second half or in overtime, Miami ran out of last-second magic, falling to Kent State 90-83 in overtime. In a game that featured 21 lead changes and 10 ties, neither team built a lead greater than six points until two free throws put the Golden Flashes (15-15, 9-8 MAC) up by seven with five seconds remaining in overtime. Junior guard Darrian Ringo broke Miami’s single-season assist record with his fourth assist of the game. Eddie Schilling’s 214 assists in the 1984-1985 season were previously the most in school history. Ringo stuffed the statsheet against the Golden Flashes, tallying 11 assists, seven points, nine rebounds and six steals. He now has 222 assists on the season. Miami got on the scoreboard first with a three pointer from freshman guard Jalen Adaway. That sparked a three-point barrage as MU jumped out to an early 16-11 lead. Four of the RedHawks’ first six baskets were threes. The shots stopped falling for Miami over the next five minutes, allowing Kent State to take a 18-16 edge as part of a 7-0 run. The ‘Hawks recaptured the lead after an and-one layup by freshman forward Dalonte Brown put them up 19-18 with six and a half minutes...Read More
RedHawk baseball had a successful showing in the Campbell Invitational last weekend, winning three of its four games in Buies Creek, NC. After dropping the weekend opener to Western Michigan on Friday, Miami (5-3) bounced back to win its next three, sweeping a Saturday double-header against Yale, and then defeating Campbell on Sunday. Friday’s game against Western Michigan began as a pitchers’ duel with neither team scoring until the bottom of the seventh inning. The Broncos struck first on a sacrifice fly. MU answered in the top of the eighth, scoring first on a sacrifice fly by sophomore catcher Cal Elvers and then an RBI single by pinch-hitting sophomore Grant Hartwig to make it 2-1. The ‘Hawks held the lead until Western Michigan led off the bottom of the ninth with a solo dinger to send the game to extras — Miami’s first free baseball of the season. After the Broncos held the Red and White scoreless in the top half of the tenth, junior outfielder Nate Grys gave Western Michigan a 4-2 win with a two-run, walk-off homer. Junior reliever Jack Corbell (L, 0-1) was credited with the loss after surrendering the two-run, tenth-inning shot. On Saturday, junior catcher Hayden Senger blasted a solo home run to give the RedHawks a 1-0 lead in the third inning of Miami’s first game against Yale. A pair of RBI doubles...Read More
For the second straight game, first-half shooting woes caused the Miami men’s basketball team (15-14, 8-8 MAC) to fall behind by double-digits at Akron (12-16, 5-11 MAC) Saturday. And for the second straight game, the RedHawks were able to battle back, besting the Zips 64-62 in overtime. Senior forward Logan McLane led the comeback, dropping 21 of his season-high 23 points in the second half and overtime. “After the slow start we were able to settle in during the second half,” head coach Jack Owens said. “I challenged the seniors at halftime. It was great how Logan out of...Read More
Loser of its previous four contests, the Miami men’s basketball team needed a morale booster heading into the final two weeks of the regular season. It got one in dramatic fashion Tuesday with a tight 84-81 victory over the MAC-leading Buffalo Bulls (20-8, 12-3 MAC) at Millett Hall. “This was just a war,” MU head coach Jack Owens said. “I believe [Buffalo has] a team that can not only go to the NCAA Tournament, but win games. So for us to get this win, with the way we were able to finish this game and have everyone contribute to the win, I’m just happy for the guys. I told the guys after the game that you guys deserve this win.” Miami (14-14, 7-8 MAC) won the opening tip-off, but quickly fell victim to a 6-0 Bulls’ run to start the contest. The first RedHawks’ basket came two minutes into the game when sophomore forward Bam Bowman converted a hook shot. A three-pointer by freshman forward Dalonte Brown pulled the RedHawks within two at 12-10, but Buffalo got hot, pushing its lead to double-digits over the next four minutes. With under four minutes remaining in the half and the Bulls up 35-25, freshman guard Isaiah Coleman-Lands hit a three to help the RedHawks cut into their deficit. Another Coleman-Lands trey brought the ‘Hawks within three, but UB senior guard Wes...Read More
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