ON TAP: The RedHawks look to end a three-game skid when they host Eastern Michigan at 2 p.m. on Saturday inside Millett Hall. It is Alumnae Day for the team. Several former women’s basketball student-athletes will be in attendance. All will be recognized at halftime, with a special recognition set for the 2008 MAC Championship team. The contest will air live on ESPN3 and can also be heard on the Miami IMG Sports Network with a subscription.
LAST TIME OUT: The Red & White trailed by as many as 11 points in the fourth quarter and nearly completed a comeback on the road at Buffalo but it was the Bulls who escaped with a 72-67 win on Wednesday. Lauren Dickerson led all RedHawks with 16 points and also dished out six assists. Kendall McCoy and Kayla Brown each notched 12-point efforts while Megan Galloway contributed 11 off of the bench.
ABOUT EASTERN MICHIGAN: The Eagles stand at just 6-9 on the year but have had a decent start to MAC play, going 2-2 in their first four games. EMU has earned conference wins over Bowling Green and Toledo and has already faced Kent State twice and lost on both occasions. Three Eagles average double-figure scoring with Courtnie Lewis’ 12.7 points per game leading the way. Danielle Minott and Sasha Dailey contribute 12.1 and 11.3 ppg, respectively. EMU and Miami have face several common opponents this season. The Eagles opened the year with a win over Florida A&M and also defeated Detroit Mercy, both of which were also defeated by the RedHawks. EMU also saw Loyola-Marmount and Denver and dropped both of those games. MU lost to LMU and topped Denver. The Eagles average 64.3 points per game while surrendering 64.0 ppg to their opponents.
SERIES WITH THE EAGLES: In 58 all-time meetings, the RedHwaks own a wide 40-18 advantage in the series, inluding 18-9 in games played in Oxford. Miami swept the two meetings last season. The two teams first met on Jan. 11, 2017 in Oxford, a 72-61 Red & White win. They met again exactly one month later up in Ypsilanti, a 79-63 Miami triumph.
LOOKING AHEAD: The RedHawks get to stay home to begin next week, hosting Akron on Wednesday at 7 p.m. inside Millett Hall. The team then hits the road for Kalamazoo to take on Western Michigan on Saturday for a 2 p.m. tip. Both games will air live on ESPN3 and can be heard on the Miami IMG Sports Network with a subscription.