OXFORD, Ohio - After having great Thanksgiving meals with family, the Miami University women’s basketball team returns to action on Sunday when it welcomes Florida State to Millett Hall. Game time is scheduled for 2 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.
HIGH LEVEL COMPETITION AT MILLETT: The RedHawks have a rare opportunity to get a teams from one of the “power five” (BCS) conferences (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC) to visit their home arena. The breakdown of those games are 16 against the Big Ten, 11 against the SEC and four against the ACC with no games having taken place against Big 12 and PAC-12 teams at Millett Hall. All-time, Miami is 11-20 in those contests with the last one being a 77-72 victory over Indiana on Nov. 22, 2011. The Red and White has also beaten Kentucky (three times), Illinois, Ohio State, Northwestern, Purdue, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Michigan during the 40 seasons it has called Millett home.
HANNAH CLOSING IN ON 800: Senior guard Hannah Robertson now has 782 points for her career. With 18 more points, she will become the 36th player in Miami history to break the 800 point mark for her career.
ABOUT FLORIDA STATE: Florida State is 5-1 on the season. After taking eighth-ranked Louisville to overtime last Sunday before falling 59-49 in a hard-fought contest, the Seminoles rebounded with a 79-49 victory over Stetson on Friday. They also have earned victories over UNC Greensboro, Cincinnati, Prairie View A&M and Florida. Florida State is coming off an appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season, but graduated four starters from that team. This year’s Seminoles have only played with a seven-player rotation and only have eight active players due to three players sitting out for NCAA transfer rules. They have been led by redshirt sophomore guard Morgan Jones, who is averaging 15.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Right behind her is senior forward Natasha Howard, a Naismith Award Watch List member, who averages 15.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per contest.
SERIES WITH THE SEMINOLES: Florida State has won both meetings all-time with Miami. The last meeting came on Nov. 27, 2004 in Tallahassee. The Seminoles came away with an 82-56 victory in the championship game of the Seminole Classic. Amanda Jackson led the RedHawks with 10 points in that contest. This will be the first time FSU and Miami have met in Oxford.
MIAMI VS. ACC: The Atlantic Coast Conference is one of the five “power” conferences, along with the Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC and Big 12. After some realignment, this season the ACC consists of 15 schools that are mostly located in states that border the Atlantic Ocean. It consistently receives multiple bids to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament each season. All-time Miami is 8-17 against schools currently in the ACC. In addition to a 0-2 record against Florida State, the RedHawks are 3-0 against Boston College, 0-2 vs. Clemson, 0-1 vs. Duke, 0-1 vs. Georgia Tech, 0-2 vs. Miami (Fla.), 0-1 vs. North Carolina, 4-2 vs. Notre Dame, 1-1 vs. Pittsburgh, 0-1 vs. Syracuse, 0-1 vs. Virginia Tech and 0-3 vs. Wake Forest. Miami has never faced Maryland, North Carolina State or Virginia.
UP NEXT FOR THE REDHAWKS: Miami hits the road for its next four games, starting Wednesday when it travels to Youngstown State for a 5:15 p.m. start. 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.