ON TAP: Miami hosts Kent State Saturday for Senior Day inside Millett Hall. Tip is set for 1 p.m. and the game will be carried live on ESPN3. The senior recognition will come in a pregame ceremony, so those that wish to see that should arrive by 12:30.
LAST TIME OUT: The RedHawks topped Ohio, 78-56, Wednesday behind the power of 21-point performances from both Lauren Dickerson and Kendall McCoy. The victory gave Miami a first-round bye straight to Cleveland as the No. 4 seed in next week’s Mid-American Conference Tournament. The ‘Hawks will play Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. and take on the winner of the No. 5 and No. 12 seed first-round matchup winner.
ABOUT KENT STATE: The Golden Flashes enter Saturday’s matchup at 12-17 on the year, including a 5-12 mark in MAC play. KSU lost to Buffalo at home, 81-51, the last time out. The Flashes have dropped six of their last seven and have posted just four runs since the calendar turned to 2018. Despite the bad results, KSU has three scorers who average double-figure scoring in Jordan Korinek (20.3 ppg), McKenna Stephens (10.0 ppg) and Megan Carter (10.0 ppg). Korinek also leads the team in rebounding at 7.1 boards per game. The Flashes average 63.0 ppg and give up 66.8 ppg.
SERIES WITH THE GOLDEN FLASHES: The all-time series between Miami and Kent State is tied at 44 apiece. The RedHawks won a matchup earlier this year back on Feb. 17 in a 65-59 decision in Kent. The win snapped a three-game Flashes win streak in the series.
LOOKING AHEAD: Miami plays next on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the MAC Tournament at 2:30 p.m. inside Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The ‘Hawks await the winner of the No. 5 and No. 12 seed matchup, which will be played Monday at campus sites.