OXFORD, Ohio - The Miami University women's basketball team has reached Cleveland as the remainder of the Mid-American Conference Tournament will take place at Quicken Loans Arena. Next up for the RedHawks is a second round game against seventh-seed Buffalo on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. 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.
SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS BROKE: In Miami's 83-61 MAC First Round Tournament victory over Ohio on Saturday, a pair of single-season records were broken by the two seniors. Courtney Osborn buried seven 3-point baskets, giving her 87 for the season. That broke the record of 84 set by Jenna Schone during the 2007-08 season. Kirsten Olowinski recorded three blocks in the contest, giving her 54 for the season. That broke the record of 51 that was shared by Stephanie Ford (2007-08) and Aubree Hamilton (1999-00).
MIAMI AT THE "Q": The MAC has been playing its conference tournament at Quicken Loans Arena since the 2000 season. The RedHawks hold an 8-10 record all-time in games at the site.
BUFFALO IN MAC TOURNAMENT: While Miami has played almost every team at some point in the MAC Tournament, this will be the first time the RedHawks and Bulls have met in the event.
ABOUT THE BULLS: Buffalo is 11-19 overall and finished seventh in the MAC with an 8-8 record. The Bulls opened the MAC Tournament with a 56-46 victory over 10th-seed Northern Illinois on Saturday in Buffalo. A balanced team, they are led by freshman forward Mackenzie Loesing. She averages 11.4 points per game. Another key player is junior forward Cherridy Thornton. She averages 11.1 points per contest. The RedHawks will have to be careful when they drive inside the lane, as Buffalo leads the MAC with 133 blocks on the season.
SERIES WITH BUFFALO: Miami holds an 18-9 lead in the all-time series with the Bulls. The teams split their two meetings this season. Buffalo took the first game, 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. The 'Hawks returned the favor with a 69-56 victory in Buffalo on Feb. 20. Courtney Osborn became Miami's all-time leading scorer with a jumper early in the second half that broke a 30-30 tie. The RedHawks would use a 9-0 run late in the period to pull away and secure a 13-point victory. Osborn led three players in double figures with 19 points.
UP NEXT FOR THE REDHAWKS: Miami needs to win this game to advance further in the MAC Tournament. If the RedHawks are able to do so, they will take on third-seed Akron on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in Quicken Loans Arena. The game would be aired live on WMOH, as well as Miami All-Access for those who have a subscription.