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COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Miami University men’s basketball team concludes it road trip with a nationally televised broadcast as it travels to Missouri Tuesday for a 9 p.m. tip. The game can be seen live on the SEC Network.
OVERTIME SUCCESS: For the second time this season, Miami was able to pull off the victory in overtime, this time a 76-73 win over Western Illinois on Saturday. The RedHawks previously defeated Wright State, 73-67, in a single overtime back on Nov. 14. As for this game, it was the first time Miami had a double-overtime contest since it fell to Akron, 82-57, on March 10, 2011 in the MAC quarterfinals. The Red and White improved to 75-49 all-time in all overtime games. That includes a 12-8 mark in double overtime contests. MU is 3-1 the four times in its history that a game has gone to triple overtime. The ‘Hawks have never played a game with four or more overtimes.
CLUTCH SHOOTING: The RedHawks secured the victory over the Leathernecks with a pair of last second shots. Freshman guard Nike Sibande’s triple with 18 seconds remaining in regulation tied the score at 57 and forced overtime. Freshman guard Jalen Adaway calmly drained two free throws with 17 seconds remaining to force second overtime. Finally, junior guard Darrian Ringo hit a three-pointer from the corner with 0.7 seconds left in double overtime to secure the win.
ABOUT MISSOURI: Under new head coach Cuonzo Martin, the Tigers are 6-2 to begin the 2017-18 season. They got a hard-earned road victory, 62-59, over UCF in their last game on Thursday. They feature a large front line, with four active players 6-10 or taller. As expected that has led them to a +9.8 rebounding advantage. Missouri’s top player has been fifth-year senior Kassius Robertson. The graduate transfer from Canisius is averaging 14.3 points per game.
THE SERIES WITH MISSOURI: Missouri won the only meeting between the two teams, 81-55, on Dec. 6, 2016 in Columbia. Miami kept it close throughout the first half, but a 24-5 run to begin the second half broke it open. The RedHawks were led by Logan McLane and Michael Weathers with 12 points each.
MIAMI VS. SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE: The SEC is one of the Power 5 conferences and features several traditional basketball powers. Miami holds an 8-34 record all-time against the 14 schools that make up the SEC. In addition to their 0-1 record against Missouri, the RedHawks are 1-0 vs. Florida, 0-2 vs. Alabama, 0-1 vs. Georgia, 3-21 vs. Kentucky, 0-2 vs. Mississippi State, 2-4 vs. Tennessee, 1-1 vs. Texas A&M and 1-3 vs. Vanderbilt. Miami has never faced Arkansas, Auburn, LSU, Mississippi or South Carolina.
UP AHEAD: The RedHawks return home Saturday when they host Fort Wayne for a 1 p.m. tip. It is part of a doubleheader that will see the women’s basketball team take on Jacksonville State at 3:30 p.m. Both games will air live on ESPN3, while fans in attendance will get to enjoy the annual Carnival on the Concourse one hour before the men’s game and in between the two games.