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Men’s Basketball

Last Week: Miami split a pair of contests to round out the regular season. Behind a Miami career-high-tying 26 points from senior forward Will Felder, the RedHawks captured a big road win at Kent State last Tuesday, 73-61. (Recap) Sophomore guard Willie Moore scored a career-high 24 points, but it was not enough as Miami dropped an overtime decision to Ohio on Saturday, 82-76. (Recap) This Week: Miami is the No. 8 seed in the Mid-American Conference Tournament and hosts Kent State at 7 p.m. in the first round on Monday, March 10. If the RedHawks win, they advance to Cleveland for the second round and face the winner of the No. 12 Ball State at No. 5 Ohio winner on Wednesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. Buy Tickets  MAC Tournament Bracket

Ice Hockey

Last Week: The RedHawks concluded their regular season at Denver over the weekend. Blake Coleman scored twice on Friday night, but DU goalie Sam Brittain stopped 36 of 38 shots to send MU to a 5-2 loss in the series opener (Recap). Coleman was back at it in the regular season finale, netting two more goals to give Miami a 2-1 lead 7:33 into the third period. The RedHawks outshot the Pioneers 24-7 in the final 20 minutes and 32 Ryan McKay saves made Coleman's tallies stand up in a 2-1 victory (Recap). This Week: The Red and White look to build momentum from Saturday's win as they begin the inaugural NCHC Tournament with a best-of-three series at regular season champion St. Cloud State on Friday.

Women’s Basketball

Last Week: Miami (8-21 overall, 4-14 MAC) split two games to complete the regular season. The RedHawks put forth a great effort against Mid-American Conference leading Bowling Green Wednesday afternoon, but the Falcons pulled away late for a 73-56 victory. (Recap) (Photo Gallery) Senior guard Hannah Robertson scored 18 points to lead all scorers as the Miami University women's basketball team claimed a 68-63 win over Ohio on Saturday afternoon inside Millett Hall. (Recap) (Photo Gallery) This Week: Miami is the 10th seed and it opens MAC Tournament play Monday in Kalamazoo when it takes on seventh seeded Western Michigan at 7 p.m. With a victory, the RedHawks will advance to Cleveland and take on the winner of Monday’s game between sixth seed Toledo and 11th seed Ohio on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. If Miami can continue to win from there, it will have games each day until the MAC Championship on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Softball

Last Week: The RedHawks (6-10 overall) earned split both of its doubleheaders this weekend as it opened its home schedule. Miami split its home opening doubleheader against Austin Peay on Saturday. The RedHawks took a 7-3 win in the opener before falling, 1-0, in a pitcher’s duel in the nightcap. (Recap). Miami closed its home opening weekend by splitting a doubleheader with Canisius on Sunday. The RedHawks dropped the opener 6-2. However, they came from behind to take a 3-2, eight inning victory in the nightcap. (Recap) This Week: Miami heads to Clearwater, Fla. for the Michelle Smith Spring Break Tournament this weekend. On Friday, the RedHawks take on Maine at 9:30 a.m. and Seton Hall at 11:45 a.m. On Saturday, Miami faces Connecticut at 9:30 a.m. and Boston University at 2:15 p.m. The RedHawks complete play at the tournament when they take on Saint Joseph’s on Sunday at 9 a.m.

Golf

Last Week: The RedHawks were idle this week This Week: Miami begins play at the Talis Park Challenge in Naples, Fla. when it plays the first two rounds. It will complete the event the next day with one final round of 18 holes.

Men’s Swimming & Diving

Last Week: Miami’s men’s swimming and diving team finished fourth at the Mid-American Conference Championships Saturday, concluding the three day competition hosted at the Alumni Arena Natatorium in Buffalo, N.Y. by the University at Buffalo (Recap). This Week: The NCAA Zone C Diving Regional Meet begins Thursday, Mar. 13 in Columbus, Ohio. The NCAA Division I Men’s Championship will take place in Minneapolis, Minn., from Thursday, Mar. 27 through Saturday, Mar. 29.  

Baseball

Last Week: Miami got the week started on a strong note as reigning MAC East Pitcher of the Week Seth Varner pitched into the seventh inning and Wynston McMartin got the final seven outs to give the RedHawks a 6-4 upset win at No. 10 Louisville on Friday. Three Miami batters recorded multiple hits as the Red and White built a 6-1 lead in the fifth inning and held on for the victory (Recap). The Cardinals came back the next two days to defeat the RedHawks by scores of 10-1 (Recap) and 9-0 (Recap) on Saturday andSunday, taking the weekend series. This Week: The RedHawks are slated to play their first home games of the season and have six games on the docket. Miami hosts Xavier on Tuesday (6 p.m.) at Hayden Park before playing at XU on Wednesday. The Red and White are also part of the Flyer Classic and host Canisius (3 p.m.) and Dayton (approximately 6:30 p.m.) on Friday before facing Canisius and Dayton again in Dayton on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Tennis

Last Week: Miami blanked Wyoming, 7-0, on Saturday afternoon in Lincoln, Neb. The RedHawks won at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to take the doubles point and captured all six singles flights en route to the win. (Recap) On Sunday, Miami was edged by Nebraska, 4-3. (Recap) This Week: Miami is off for two weeks until hosting Northern Illinois in its MAC opener at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 22.

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