OXFORD, Ohio - The Miami University women’s basketball team completes its California trip with a game at San Diego State Thursday. Game time is scheduled for 9 p.m. (EST) and it can be heard live on WMOH, as well as Miami All-Access for those who have a subscription.
THREE-POINTERS FALLING: In Miami’s first three games, the RedHawks hit a total of nine 3-point baskets. In the following six, Miami has 54 total treys, never hitting fewer than seven in a game. Senior guard Hannah Robertson has been the ‘Hawks best shooter behind the arc at 18-for-34. As of this past Monday, she ranked ninth in the country in three-point percentage. Other top three-point shooters for Miami have been senior guard Haley Robertson (13-for-36), junior guard Kindsay Brandt (11-for-29) and freshman forward Nicole Anderson (7-for-14).
WE’RE FAR FROM MIAMI: Viejas Arena, the site of Miami’s game on Thursday, is 2,132 miles driving distance from Millett Hall according to Google Maps. It is actually 32 miles closer to home than the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach where the RedHawks played on Tuesday. Despite the distance, neither of these games are the farthest Miami is been away from home when playing in the Continental U.S. That honor goes to the game the RedHawks played at MacArthur Court in Eugene, Ore. against Oregon on Nov. 18, 2001. That was 2,349 miles away from Millett Hall.(Note: a trip to Hawaii in 1996 and a trip to Cancun in 2012 are the overall farthest places the Red and White have traveled for a game).
ABOUT SAN DIEGO STATE: San Diego State is 1-6 overall. The Aztecs have played a difficult schedule that has featured two games against ranked opponents and four games against teams from the Power 5 conferences. In its last game on Sunday, SDSU fell just short against UCLA, 56-55. The Aztecs look to pound the ball inside and shoot it well, hitting 44.7 percent of their shots taken this season. They rarely shoot 3-point baskets, averaging a little over three makes per game. San Diego State is led by senior center Cierra Warren. She is averaging 15.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.
SERIES WITH THE AZTECS: This is the first ever meeting between Miami and San Diego State.
MIAMI VS. MOUNTAIN WEST: The Mountain West is comprised of 11 schools located throughout the western third of the United States. As is the case with a lot of conferences, it has undergone significant realignment as five of the teams have joined within the past two years. Miami is a perfect 3-0 in its limited history against the teams currently in the Mountain West. The RedHawks have gained victories against Air Force, Nevada and San Jose State during their history. In addition to San Diego State, Miami has never played Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, New Mexico, UNLV, Utah State or Wyoming.
UP NEXT FOR THE REDHAWKS: The RedHawks are off for the next 10 days to spend time with their families during the holiday. Miami returns to action on Sunday, Dec. 29 when it hosts Cleveland State in its final non-conference game. The game begins at 1 p.m. and is part of a doubleheader that will also see the men’s team take on Southern Illinois at 3:30 p.m.