In a tune up before tipping off the season on Nov. 9, Miami University's men's basketball team hosts Maryville (Mo.) in an exhibition game at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Millett Hall. The Halloween matchup is the lone exhibition game for the RedHawks. A treat for Miami fans, admission is free to Wednesday's game against the Saints. The game also will be streamed live on www.MURedHawks.com and can be viewed with a Miami All-Access subscription.
A NEW LOOK: Miami welcomes head coach John Cooper, who is in his first season patrolling the Miami sidelines, along with associate head coach Rick Duckett, assistant coaches Sheldon Everett and Trey Meyer and director of video operations Brandon Lincoln. The RedHawks look to showcase an up-tempo style that is predicated on an aggressive and strong defensive effort. In addition to a new staff and a different style of play, the RedHawks also will be sporting new uniforms.
THE RETURNERS: Miami returns eight letterwinners and four starters from a season ago. The RedHawk returners have played in a combined 354 games and have made 159 career starts for MU. Center Vince Legarza is the RedHawks' lone senior, but Miami boasts seven juniors on its roster. Junior guards Quinten Rollins and Josh Sewell are returning starters from last year as are junior forward Jon Harris and junior center Drew McGhee. Junior guard Allen Roberts returns after sitting out last season due to injury, and junior forward Bill Edwards also returns after being sidelined much of the season due to an injury. Miami also brings back sophomore guards Will Sullivan and Joe Mezher along with sophomore center Jared Tadlock.
THE NEWCOMERS: Miami adds a talented class of newcomers to its 2012-13 roster. After sitting out last season due to NCAA transfer guidelines, junior forward Will Felder is able to suit up for the RedHawks in 2012-13. Miami has two talented freshmen in guards Geovonie McKnight and Reggie Johnson. Joining the team but sitting out the season due to NCAA transfer guidelines is sophomore center John Hawkins, who played at Palm Beach Atlantic last season. The RedHawks also have a walk-on in sophomore guard Ryan Hess, who also will be sitting out this season after transferring from Saint Joseph's.
CLOSING IN ON 600: This season, Miami University's men's basketball program looks to become the first in Mid-American Conference history to reach 600 MAC wins. In 64 years in the MAC, Miami has amassed 597 conference wins, posted a .630 winning percentage and captured 21 MAC regular-season titles.
Don't miss out on a minute of the action this season! Miami has 13 games in Millett Hall on its regular-season docket, seven of which are weekend games. Buy your tickets today by visiting or calling the Miami Athletics Ticket Office at 513-529-4295 or click HERE.
Miami University Men's Basketball 2012-13 Season Ticket Prices:
Youth Reserved (Under 18): $110
Miami University Faculty and Staff: $150
Senior Citizen/Young Alumni: $165
Adult Reserved: $180
Courtside Seating: $325
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