Men’s basketball beats Western Illinois in double overtime

Miami men’s basketball defeated the Western Illinois Leathernecks in a double-overtime thriller by the score of 76-73 on Saturday night. The RedHawk offense was led by senior forward Logan McLane who tallied 17 points with nine rebounds and freshman Nike Sibande who added 16 points with five rebounds. This victory pushed the ’Hawks’ record to 5-3 and dropped WIU to 5-2. The ’Hawks opened the contest shooting 51.7 percent from the field. An emphatic dunk from Sibande with 4:43 left in the first half extended the Hawks’ lead to seven at 30-23. However, the RedHawks’ shooting would go cold...

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Larkin, special teams beat No. 5 Cornell 2-1

Miami hockey’s special teams and sophomore goaltender Ryan Larkin came up big on Friday night to beat No. 5 ranked Cornell 2-1. The RedHawks’ power play was 2-for-2 and their kill 4-for-4, as they withstood The Big Red’s offensive pressure at Steve ‘Coach’ Cady arena. “I thought they did a really good job — the way our D-core came together,” head coach Enrico Blasi said in the postgame press conference. “Really our forwards did a really good job of blocking shots and helping them out a little bit. It was a gutty performance tonight, Cornell took it to us...

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Miami makes history with Midway win

The RedHawks defeated the Midway Eagles by the score of 123-40 in Millett Hall on Wednesday evening. The win marked the largest margin of victory that the ’Hawks have recorded at Millett and the first time the program has scored 100 points since 2002. Against an overmatched Midway (4-4) squad, the ’Hawks (4-3) impressed with a field goal stat of 64 percent and sunk 51.5 percent of their three-pointers. “Great team effort that was played the right way,” head Coach Jack Owens said in his post-game interview. This victory marked the end of a three-game skid for the ’Hawks and...

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Portugal puts team first after 100th career point

Junior forward/midfielder Paula Portugal secured her 100th career point and became the fifth player in Miami history to achieve this feat in Miami’s Oct. 20 game against Central Michigan University. Not only did Portugal reach this milestone, but the Miami field hockey team had the chance to make history and finish with an undefeated regular-season conference record — and they did. Individual stats has never been something Portugal paid much attention to. Before the Central Michigan game, Portugal had no idea she was knocking on the door of history. “I didn’t even know I was at 100 points until...

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Hockey ties Bowling Green on night two

Miami hockey weathered Bowling Green’s pushback with grittier, chippier play on Saturday night to earn a 2-2 tie. The RedHawks are undefeated in their last three games thanks to an improved, and finally successful, process. “[Bowling Green] works hard and they compete all over the ice,” senior defenseman Louie Belpedio said post-game. “I think we weathered it pretty well and finally got to turn our game around. Obviously, not the result we wanted, but we’ll take it.” The RedHawks (6-6-2, 2-3-1 NCHC) were more evenly matched on Saturday night against the Falcons (6-5-2, 5-2-3 WCHA) after dominating 6-3 on...

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