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Men’s Basketball
Last Week: Miami split a pair of home contests last week, snapping a five-game losing skid with a gritty 55-52 win over Bowling Green on Sunday. Senior forward Will Felder and sophomore guard Willie Moore had 11 points apiece in the winning effort. Miami hit double figures for wins and posted its most MAC wins since 2010-11 with the win over the Falcons. (Recap) On Wednesday, the RedHawks suffered a 75-63 loss to Kent State. Felder notched his fourth 20-point effort of the season and sixth as a RedHawks with 23 points against the Golden Flashes. (Recap) This Week: Miami rounds out a three-game home stretch with a 7 p.m. contest against Akron on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The RedHawks then begin a two-game road swing at Buffalo at noon on Saturday, March 1. Saturday’s game will be televised on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel and ESPN3.

Women’s Basketball
Last Week: The RedHawks (7-18 overall, 3-11 MAC) fell in a pair of league contests this past week. Miami battled hard in an up-tempo game against Ball State, but ultimately dropped an 80-70 decision to the Cardinals on Thursday afternoon. Senior guard Hannah Robertson scored her 1,000th career point in the contest. (Recap) (Photo Gallery) (Video Highlights) Miami fell to Kent State by a score of 67-51 on Sunday. (Recap) (Coach Wright Postgame) This Week: Miami has its final road game of the regular season when it travels to Akron Wednesday for a 7 p.m. tip. The RedHawks host Buffalo on Saturday at 2 p.m. That game is the Think Pink contest, with all proceeds going to help Luna Blue in Oxford. It is also Kids Fest, with several varsity and club teams holding demonstrations on the concourse prior to the game.

Ice Hockey
Last Week: The RedHawks split a weekend series against fourth-ranked St. Cloud State in Oxford. Junior forward Blake Coleman made a triumphant return to MU's lineup on Friday, netting two goals, including the game winner, in his first game since Dec. 6. The RedHawks also got goals from Austin Czarnik and Sean Kuraly in a 4-3 victory over the Huskies (Recap). On Saturday, first period goals by Jimmy Murray and David Morley dug the Red and White into a 2-0 hole. Nic Dowd's power play goal in the third put the game out of reach in MU's 3-0 loss (Recap). This Week: The RedHawks conclude their home schedule with a series against Minnesota Duluth Feb. 8-March 1.

Men's Track and Field
Last Week: The RedHawks finished their indoor season with eight top-five finishes at the Ohio State Tune-Up. Sophomore Peter Stefanski and freshman Grant Cole recorded the highest marks in the high jump and long jump, respectively. Stefanski's height of 2.10m was not cleared by anyone else, and he did so on his first attempt. Cole's leap of 7.13m was achieved on his fifth jump of the day and landed over a foot further than anyone else in the field. (Recap). The USTFCCCA also announced its All-Academic Cross Country teams, which included Miami's men for the eighth-straight season. MU's men notched a 3.42 cumulative GPA through the fall (Release). Coming Up: The RedHawks open their outdoor season at the Wake Forest Invitational March 21-22.

Women's Track and Field
Last Week: Taylor Brown won the pole vault with a height of 3.56m to lead Miami at the Ball State Quadrangular. The RedHawks placed fourth as a team in the event, getting top-three finishes from Kori Tatman in the pole vault (second; 3.46m), Melissa Gurgis in the 3000m (second; 10:21.85) and Megan Beaver in the 800m (third; 2:17.65) in the meet (Recap). In cross country news, the USTFCCCA placed Miami on the All-Academic Team after posting a 3.67 team GPA, the 12th best among all Division I schools (Release). This Week: The RedHawks close out the indoor season when they travel to Kent, Ohio for the MAC Indoor Championships.

Softball
Last Week: The RedHawks finished with an 1-3 record at the Hilltopper Spring Fling over the weekend. Miami split two games on Friday. The RedHawks defeated Canisius, 5-0, in the opener. They then fell to Belmont, 5-3, in the nightcap. (Recap) They dropped a tough 7-0 decision to Western Kentucky University on Saturday. (Recap) Miami fell in its Hilltopper finale to Bradley, 7-3, on Sunday. (Recap) This Week: The RedHawks head to Southern Illinois for the Coach B Classic. On Saturday, Miami takes on Murray State at 11 a.m. (EST) and host Southern Illinois at 3 p.m. (EST). On Sunday, the RedHawks face Western Illinois at 10 a.m. (EST) and Kansas at 2 p.m. (EST).

Volleyball
A record 248 athletes gathered in Colorado Springs to participate in USA Volleyball's national team tryouts this past wekend. Among the athletes who tried out were three Miami RedHawks, junior outside hitter/setter Meg Riley, sophomore middle hitter Jenny Ingle and freshman outside hitter Maris Below. (Release)

Tennis
Last Week: In their last road match during the month of February, Miami defeated Eastern Kentucky University, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon in Richmond, Ky. After dropping the doubles point, the RedHawks rallied to win five of the six singles matches. (Recap) Senior Nimisha Mohan was named Mid-American Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week last Wednesday for her performances the previous weekend against two nationally-ranked opponents. (Release) This Week: Miami returns home to host Marshall at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 2 at the Riverside Athletic Club.

Synchronized Skating
Last Week: All three teams performed at Steve Cady Arena on Saturday in the team’s Nationals Send-Off Exhibition. This Week: The RedHawks seek gold this weekend as all three teams compete at the U.S. National Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 27-March 1. Miami’s collegiate team tries to set a U.S. Figure Skating record for most consecutive national titles, going for the RedHawks’ 10th straight collegiate national crown. Miami’s senior team looks to earn a second-straight berth to the ISU World Championships with a top-two finish at the national championship.

Baseball (1-5)
Last Week: The RedHawks went 1-2 in their trip through Tennessee at the Mule Mix Classic over the weekend. Miami scored four runs in its last three innings to overcome an 8-4 deficit on Friday night, but Belmont loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth and topped MU 9-8 on a walkoff balk (Recap). The Red and White jumped up 3-0 in the first three innings off solo homers by Max Andresen and Jacob Wolf along with an RBI double from Matt Honchel, but Middle Tennessee chipped away and eventually topped Miami 4-3 on Saturday (Recap). Miami gave Danny Hayden his first win as head coach by scoring in all but two innings in a 9-3 win at Lipscomb on Sunday (Recap). This Week: The RedHawks head out to North Carolina for a three-game set at Davidson that runsFriday through Sunday.

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