OXFORD, Ohio - After a week off, the Miami University women's basketball team returns to action when it hosts Central Michigan on Saturday at 1 p.m. The game is part of a doubleheader that will see the men's basketball team also take on Buffalo at 3:30 p.m. Bill Douglas will have the call of the women's game, and it can be seen on Miami All-Access for those who have a subscription. The audio call will also be broadcast on WMOH.
MCFRIENDS AND FAMILY: The McFamily and Friends Ticket Package is back for the final time this season for the women's and men's basketball doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 16. The RedHawk women's basketball team faces Central Michigan at 1 p.m. and the Miami men's basketball team hosts Buffalo at 3:30 p.m.
This exciting ticket package includes four RedHawk game tickets--which gain entrance to BOTH the men's and women's basketball games--and four McDonald's Extra Value Meal vouchers for just $44!
These ticket packages are not available on game day and must be pre-purchased by visiting or calling the Miami Athletics Ticket Office at 513-529-4295, emailing MiamiGameDay@MiamiOH.edu or clicking HERE.
Because Saturday is a doubleheader, only men's ticket pricing is available for single-game tickets and will gain patrons entrance to both games. Prices are $20 for reserved tickets and $18 for general admission. No women's standard single-game ticket prices are available.
OSBORN SCORING COUNTDOWN: This could be a historic game for senior guard Courtney Osborn. She finished with 18 points against Akron last Saturday and now has 1,957 for her career. She is second on the RedHawks' career scoring list, and needs only 23 points to break the Miami all-time scoring record of 1,979 points set by Amanda Jackson (2003-08).
BID ON PINK JERSEYS: For the second consecutive game, the Miami University women's basketball team is wearing pink jerseys. The RedHawks do this to raise awareness of breast cancer and the terrible toll it can take. Miami will also wear these jerseys in its official "Think Pink" game against Bowling Green on Feb. 23.
These jerseys are up for auction at MURedHawks.com at their auction page (links are available on the main page, the auction page can also be found in the "Shop" section in the menu bar). Fans can bid on each individual jersey through Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. The auction features a three-minute rolling deadline, which means it will conclude once no bids have been placed for three consecutive minutes after the deadline has been reached. Proceeds will benefit people with breast cancer.
PLEDGE YOUR HELP: The RedHawks will also be holding a pledge drive based on the number of rebounds they can bring in against Bowling Green during the Think Pink Game. Fans can make a straight dollar amount donation, or a per rebound donation. For example if a fan pledges $5 per rebound and Miami brings in its average of 39 rebounds in the game against the Falcons, than that fan would donate $195. Pledge sheets are available at MURedHawks.com and at the Miami Athletic Ticket Office.
ABOUT THE CHIPPEWAS: Central Michigan is 14-9 overall and 8-2 in the MAC. The Chippewas broke a two-game slide with an 86-51 blowout win over Buffalo last Saturday. One of the more athletic teams in the league, they average 75.1 points per game. CMU is led by sophomore Crystal Bradford, who paces the team with 15.1 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. Other key players offensively include sophomore guard Jessica Green at 12.0 points per game and senior forward Jessica Schroll at 10.3 points per contest. The Chippewas play a very aggressive style of basketball, forcing opponents into an average of 18.5 turnovers per game. It can also cause them to turn it over themselves however, as they average about 17 turnovers a game offensively.
SERIES WITH CENTRAL MICHIGAN: Miami holds a 31-23 lead in the all-time series with Central Michigan. The teams split two meetings last season. In the regular season on Feb. 1 in Mt. Pleasant, the RedHawks came away with a 79-57 victory. Courtney Osborn nearly had a triple-double, finishing with 12 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. She was one of five RedHawks in double-figures, including Maggie Boyer who led the way with 14 points. The teams met against in the MAC Quarterfinals in Cleveland on Mar. 8. Miami led for most of the first 30 minutes of the contest, but a 13-0 run by Central Michigan would prove to be the difference in a 78-64 victory for the Chippewas. Kirsten Olowinski led the 'Hawks with 16 points and 15 rebounds.
UP NEXT FOR THE REDHAWKS: The RedHawks hit the road to take on Buffalo on Wednesday. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. and an audio broadcast can be heard on Miami All-Access for those who have a subscription. Miami returns home to face Bowling Green on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. That game will be the "Think Pink" game for breast cancer awareness.