BUFFALO, N.Y. - Having played all 11 teams in the Mid-American Conference, the Miami University women's basketball team will conclude the regular season with rematches against its East Division rivals. First up is a trip to Buffalo Wednesday for a 7 p.m. game. Bill Douglas will have the call and it can be heard live on WMOH, as well as on Miami All-Access for those who have a subscription.
OSBORN READY TO BECOME MIAMI'S ALL-TIME LEADING SCORER: This should be the historic game for senior guard Courtney Osborn. She finished with 19 points against Central Michigan last Saturday and now has 1,976 for her career. She is second on the RedHawks' career scoring list, and needs only four more points to break the Miami all-time scoring record of 1,979 points set by Amanda Jackson (2003-08).
2,000 ALSO IN REACH: Somewhat lost in the quest to become Miami's all-time leading scorer is the fact that Osborn is only 24 points away from reaching 2,000 for her career. She would become the 12th player in MAC women's basketball history to break the 2,000-point barrier.
BID ON PINK JERSEYS AND PLEDGE FOR REBOUNDS: With the Think Pink game coming up on Saturday, be sure to visit MURedHawks.com to bid on the pink jerseys the team has been wearing at recent home games. There is also a pledge form in which fans can donate an amount based on how many rebounds Miami records against Bowling Green on Saturday. Proceeds will benefit people with breast cancer.
ABOUT THE BULLS: Buffalo is 8-16 overall and 6-5 in the MAC. The Bulls broke a three-game losing streak with a 79-63 victory at Eastern Michigan on Saturday. They have had a strong MAC season under new coach Felisha Legette-Jack and are one of seven teams battling for the four byes in the upcoming MAC Tournament. Buffalo is led by redshirt junior Cherridy Thornton. Despite coming off the bench most games, she is averaging a team leading 12.1 points per game. Another key player is freshman guard Mackenzie Loesing. She averages 10.6 points per game.
SERIES WITH BUFFALO: Miami holds a 17-9 lead in the all-time series with the Bulls. Buffalo took the first meeting this season, 78-70, on Jan. 31 in Oxford. The RedHawks jumped to a 30-17 lead, but Buffalo used 11 three-pointers to get back into the contest. Tied at 67 with 2:52 to go, an 11-3 run by the Bulls would secure the victory. Hannah Robertson led four Miami players in double figures with 18 points. Kirsten Olowinski had a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds.
UP NEXT FOR THE REDHAWKS: Miami returns home to host Bowling Green on Saturday at 2 p.m. for its Think Pink game. The RedHawks will once again wear their pink jerseys and will accept pledges based on the number of rebounds they pull in against the Falcons to raise money in the fight against breast cancer. Tim Bray has the call and it can be seen live on Miami All-Access for those who have a subscription.