John D. Millett Hall
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Millett Hall: John D. Millett Hall, named in honor of Miami University's 16th president, opened its doors on Dec. 2, 1968, and serves as the home of RedHawk men's and women's basketball and volleyball. Millett Hall, built at an approximate cost of $7.5 million, houses many of the athletic department offices, as well as the university ROTC offices. The building also has hosted commencement exercises, plays and concerts. Among those who have performed at Millett Hall are Bill Cosby, The Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, 50 Cent, Uncle Kracker, Ray Charles, R.E.M., Jay Leno, Barry Manilow, James Taylor, Bob Hope, Charlie Daniels, George Burns, Gladys Knight, Josh Groban and Hootie and the Blowfish.
Men's Basketball: Millett Hall is in its 39th season as the home of RedHawk men's basketball. The 9,200-seat arena opened its doors on Dec. 2, 1968, when Miami played host to the University of Kentucky, led by Adolph Rupp and Dan Issel. Miami, in front of 9,135 spectators, lost that game, 86-77, but gained its first victory with an 86-67 triumph over Bellarmine two days later. Over the last 38 years, Miami has compiled a 361-113 record at Millett Hall, a winning percentage of .762. Since the start of the 1993-94 season, the RedHawks are 139-31 (.818) at Millett.
A record 76,817 spectators played a key role in Miami's 12-0 1998-99 season. The RedHawks averaged a single-season best 6,401 fans. On Dec. 15, 1976, Miami set a Millett Hall attendance record hosting Cincinnati in front of a whopping 10,634 spectators. The 2004-05 season saw the RedHawks posting a 13-0 record during the regular season en route to the program's 21st Mid-American Conference title and recording a 13-1 home record, the most home wins in a season by a Miami team.
Women's Basketball: In 32 years, Miami has compiled an impressive 243-113 record at Millett Hall, a winning percentage of .682. The longest win streak in Millett Hall for the Red and White came between February 25, 1981 and November 29, 1982, when Miami turned away 12 consecutive opponents, including Purdue, Michigan State and Notre Dame.
Miam has compiled just six losing seasons in Millett Hall in 31 years and boasts 22 winning campaigns. The Red and White went a perfect 10-0 at home during the 1981-92 season, while the 1996-97 team set a record with 12 home wins on the season. Miami compiled an 85-34 (.714) record in Millett Hall during the '90s and has been an impressive 56-26 since the turn of the century.
Volleyball: Millett Hall will be entering its 25th season as home of Miami Volleyball in 2009. Since moving into the building for the 1985 season, Miami has compiled a 215-108 record at Millett Hall-a winning percentage of .666-including wins over Central Michigan and Kent to win the 1996 MAC Tournament Championship and Akron and Northern Illinois to win the 1998 MAC Tournament crown. The MAC Tournament has since moved to a neutral site and is currently played at the Seagate Center in Toledo, Ohio.
The past two seasons (2007-08) have been especially successful for the RedHawks, as they have parlayed a 16-6 home record into back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances. During the 1998 campaign, the RedHawks went an impressive 12-0 in Millett against conference opponents. Going into the 1999 season, Miami was on a 13-match homecourt winning streak, which tied the longest string of volleyball wins in Millett and is the most successive wins in one season. Miami's other 13 consecutive home triumphs were accomplished between Oct. 18, 1985, and Oct. 18, 1986. Between the 1998 and 1999 seasons, the RedHawks established a 17-game homecourt winning streak, the longest in the program's history. The streak began on Sept. 12, 1998, and concluded on Sept. 4, 1999. Over 1,000 fans attended the 1995 Mid-American Conference Volleyball Championship for the largest home volleyball crowd at Millett Hall.