OXFORD, Ohio - Prior to a quick Thanksgiving break, the Miami University women’s basketball team returns home to take on Duquesne on Tuesday at Millett Hall. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tim Bray has the call and it can be heard live on WMOH, as well as seen on Miami All-Access for those who have a subscription.
DOLLAR DAYS: The RedHawks are excited to announce the return of its Dollar Days promotion for Tuesday’s game. Admission is only $1 for all fans at Dollar Days games. Miami also partners with University Concessions to provide select concession items for only $2 apiece. The other Dollar Days games will be on Wednesday, Jan. 15 vs. Akron, Saturday, Jan. 18 vs. Northern Illinois and Thursday, Feb. 6 vs. Toledo.
A TALE OF TWO HALVES: Miami nearly made a comeback from a 23-point deficit in its last game against UIC on Saturday, closing to within five with a minute to go. While the comeback began late in the first half, the statistics are very telling in showing that the ‘Hawks made some strong halftime adjustments. After allowing the Flames to shoot 8-for-13 from behind the arc in the first half, UIC was only 1-for-5 in the second period. Miami was much more efficient with its shot selection, finishing the second half 14-for-32 (43.8 percent), after shooting 10-for-29 (34.5 percent) in the first half. Finally, the RedHawks took better care of the boards, outrebounding the Flames, 23-18, in the second half after getting outrebounded, 18-12, during the first period.
ABOUT DUQUESNE: Duquesne is 4-2 on the season. The Dukes have won two games in a row, including an impressive 83-35 victory at Morehead State on Sunday. They have a pair of wins against Mid-American Conference schools already this season, having defeated Kent State, 94-63, on Nov. 14 and Buffalo, 78-55, on Nov. 20. Duquesne is led by senior guard Raegan Moore. She is averaging 20.2 points per game this season. Another key player is senior forward Wumi Agunbiade. She is averaging 10.8 points and a team-leading 6.5 rebounds per game.
SERIES AGAINST THE DUKES: Duquesne holds a 2-1 lead in the all-time series with Miami, with all three meetings coming in the last three seasons. The RedHawks earned their first victory in the series last season with a 54-49 win in Pittsburgh on Jan. 5. Kelsey Simon scored a career-high 16 points for Miami, while Kirsten Olowinski and Courtney Osborn each recorded double-doubles. The RedHawks held the high-scoring Dukes to only 32.4 percent shooting in that contest.
MIAMI VS. ATLANTIC 10: Having realigned significantly over the past 10 years, the Atlantic-10 conference consists of 13 schools mostly on the eastern side of the United States, including local rival Dayton. Miami is 24-26 against A-10 schools. In addition to their 1-2 record against Duquesne, the RedHawks are 13-16 vs. Dayton, 2-0 vs. George Mason, 1-2 against La Salle, 1-0 versus Rhode Island, 0-1 against St. Bonaventure, 3-1 versus Saint Louis, 0-1 vs. Richmond and 1-2 vs. Temple. Miami has never faced Fordham, George Washington, Saint Joseph’s or VCU.
UP NEXT FOR THE REDHAWKS: Miami continues its homestand on Sunday when it welcomes Florida State to Millett Hall for a 2 p.m. contest. Tim Bray has the call, and it can be heard live on WMOH and seen live on Miami All-Access for those who have a subscription.