TOLEDO, Ohio - The Miami University women’s basketball team looks for its first win during Mid-American Conference play as it heads to Toledo Sunday for a 2 p.m. matinee. Tim Bray has the call and it can be heard live on WMOH, as well as Miami All-Access for those who have a subscription. For fans living in the Northern Ohio region, the game will be broadcast live on BCSN.
SPURLOCK BREAKS OUT: Despite the setback on Thursday at Ohio, it was a breakout game for freshman guard Jillian Spurlock. She finished with a career-high 20 points on 7-for-10 shooting. She nearly made it a double-double with a career-high eight rebounds. She also had an assist and a steal in 23 minutes of action. Despite coming off the bench, Spurlock is now Miami’s second leading scorer at 9.1 points per game. She is shooting 43.7 percent (31-for-71) from the field, and 83.3 percent (35-for-42) from the free throw line.
STRONG OFFENSIVE STRETCH: The Miami RedHawks have scored 248 points in their last three games (an average of 82.7 points per game), scoring at least 78 points in each game. It is the highest-scoring three-game stretch since Jan. 27-Feb. 3, 2010, when they scored 96 against Northern Illinois, 86 at Central Michigan and 69 versus Ball State for 251 total points. The last time the ‘Hawks scored at least 78 points in three straight games was Jan. 27-Feb. 3, 2004 when they put up 78 at Marshall, 82 vs. Ohio and 92 against Bowling Green.
ABOUT TOLEDO: Toledo is 6-7 overall and 1-1 in the MAC. The Rockets held on to defeat Northern Illinois, 73-71, in their last game on Thursday. They are rebuilding after graduating a large senior class last season and feature a young team. Toledo is led by junior guard Inma Zanoguera. She averages 15.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Senior guard Andola Dortch is the two-time defending MAC Defensive Player of the Year, and she is also the Rockets’ third leading scorer at 11.5 points per game.
SERIES AGAINST TOLEDO: Toledo holds a 32-25 lead in the all-time series with Miami and has won five straight against the RedHawks. Last season, the Rockets won an 80-49 decision on Feb. 6 in Oxford. Tied at 17, a 24-2 run to close the first half by Toledo proved to be too much for Miami to overcome. Courtney Osborn led the ‘Hawks with 21 points.
UP NEXT FOR THE REDHAWKS: Miami begins a two-game homestand next week when it hosts Akron on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Tim Bray has the call and it can be heard live on Miami All-Access for those who have a subscription.