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Feb. 12, 2018

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Men’s Basketball
Last Week: Miami (13-12 overall, 6-6 MAC) dropped a pair of conference games over this weekend. The RedHawks held a slim lead throughout the majority of its game at Western Michigan on Tuesday, but a 14-3 closing run by the Broncos led them to a 68-64 victory.(Recap) Before a crowd of 3,525 fans, a national television audience and Miami Hall-of-Famer Wally Szczerbiak, Miami made a spirited second half run, but ultimately fell short to Toledo, 73-67, on Friday. (Recap) This Week: The RedHawks hit the road for a pair of games this week. On Tuesday, Miami travels to Eastern Michigan for a 7 p.m. tip. It then heads to Ohio for the “Battle of the Bricks” on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Both games will air live on ESPN3.

Last Week: The RedHawks (10-15-3, 5-12-2-0 NCHC) wrapped up their four-game home stand against No. 3/4 St. Cloud State over the weekend. Friday’s series opener saw MU fall into a 3-0 hole in the first 10 minutes, but it clawed back into it thanks to goals by Gordie Green and Phil Knies in the second period to make it a 3-2 contest entering the third. However, the Huskies added an insurance tally in the third and netted a shorthanded goal on an empty net to open the series with a 5-2 win (Recap). On Saturday, the RedHawks outshot the Huskies 30-21, but fell behind 1-0 after two periods and the Huskies again pulled away in the third by blanking them 4-0 (Recap). This Week: Miami heads out on the road to face Minnesota Duluth.

Synchronized Skating
Last Week: The collegiate team finished up its regular season with a first-place showing at the Tri-State Championships. Miami posted a season-best score of 83.47 to top the three-team field in its final competition before nationals (Recap). This Week: While official competition has wrapped up prior to nationals, the RedHawks are at home on Sunday for their national sendoff at Steve Coach Cady Arena at 3:15 p.m.

Last Week: The team was idle. This Week: Miami returns to action on Monday with the Earl Yestingsmeier Match Play Tournament. The RedHawks are the top seed and will open play with Loyola at 8:30 a.m.

Swimming and Diving
Last Week: The Miami men concluded the regular season with a convincing conference win at Ball State 217-81. The RedHawks earned wins in 14 of the 16 events with thirteen athletes contributing to those wins (Recap). Some of the men and women competed at the Ohio State Winter Invitational. In day one, Miami had six appearances in A-finals (Recap). In day two, Miami had six appearances in A-finals (Recap). Next Week: The men and women have the weekend off in preparation for the MAC Championships.

Last Week: The RedHawks (1-4) opened the 2018 season at the Bradley Tournament in Peoria, Ill. On Friday, Miami lost to Saint Louis by a 6-0 margin and Bradley by a 8-0 margin (Recap). The RedHawks lost to No. 4 Washington 19-0 and Western Illinois 14-0 on Saturday (Recap). On Sunday, Miami beat Saint Louis 3-2 in eight innings (Recap). Next Week: The RedHawks have the week off.

Last Week: Miami continued its dual play season with matches against Memphis and Eastern Kentucky. The RedHawks fell to Memphis (Recap) on Saturday by a score of 5-0 in Hamilton, and followed that up Sunday with a narrow 4-3 defeat at Eastern Kentucky (Recap). The EKU match was highlighted by a doubles sweep and singles victories from senior Nelli Ponomareva and freshman Lena Babunski. Next Week: The ‘Hawks will host back-to-back home matches when they take on Marshall Saturday and Murray State Sunday in Hamilton.

Women’s Basketball
Last Week: Miami (15-9, 7-6 MAC) split a pair of decisions last week. The RedHawks began the week with a 67-58 win at home over Toledo on Wednesday behind the power of Lauren Dickerson’s 22 points and a Kendall McCoy double-double (16 points, 10 rebounds). Dickerson eclipsed 1,000 points in the game, becoming the fastest player in program history to do so as it took her just 55 games (Recap). MU remained home for the weekend, hosting Buffalo for their Love.Honor.Care game. A cold day from the field doomed the Red & White as the Bulls earned a 64-49 win. McCoy went for a career-high 21 points in the defeat. (Recap) This Week: Miami is off until Saturday when it heads to Kent State for a 4:30 p.m. tip with the Golden Flashes.

Track & Field
Last Week: The RedHawks competed at the Music City Challenge at Vanderbilt this past weekend. The top finisher for the Miami women, who are just two weeks away from the MAC Indoor Championships, was Olivia Bechtel. The sophomore, running in the 400m, turned in a personal-best 55.28 to take fourth in a field full of tough competition. Miami’s powerful 4x400m team continued to show improvement thanks to the efforts of Kalliopi Kountouri, Emily Hooker, Sarah Bruns, and Olivia Bechtel. They won their heat by a full four seconds and finished sixth overall. (Friday Recap) (Saturday RecapThis Week: The RedHawks will compete in two one-day meets this weekend. Friday, they will run the Buckeye Tune-Up at Ohio State, and Saturday they will head back to Notre Dame for the second time this winter for the Alex Wilson Invitational.

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