YPSILANTI, Mich. - The Miami University women’s basketball team looks to get back on the winning track when it travels to Eastern Michigan on Sunday at 2 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.
REDHAWKS DON’T GIVE UP: While Miami’s last three losses have been tough, the RedHawks have taken pride in their ability to not give up and make a comeback attempt. Down 58-51 with 6:31 to go against Northern Illinois on Jan. 18, MU was able to close to within two on four different occasions, but the Huskies held on for a three-point victory. In their next game at Western Michigan on Jan. 22, the ‘Hawks overcame a 17-point second half deficit to force overtime before falling to the Broncos. In its last game on Thursday at Buffalo, Miami was down 52-40 with 4:24 to go before going on a 16-4 run to tie it up. The Bulls answered with a layup in the final seconds to take a 58-56 win.
ROBERTSON GETTING EVEN CLOSER: Finishing with 10 points against the Bulls on Thursday, senior guard Hannah Robertson is now at 963 career points. She needs only 37 more to become the 22nd player in Miami history to crack the 1,000-point barrier.
ABOUT EASTERN MICHIGAN: Eastern Michigan is 12-7 overall and 2-6 in the MAC. The Eagles have dropped their last four games in a row, including an 82-67 decision at Central Michigan in their last contest on Thursday. EMU plays at a fast pace, as it presses the majority of the game looking to turn the opponent over for layups. It averages 80.4 points per game and forces 21.7 turnovers per contest. The Eagles are led by freshman guard Cha Sweeney. She is averaging 15.6 points per game. She is one of four players averaging double figures for EMU. Another is redshirt junior forward Olivia Fouty. She averages 11.7 points and a team-leading 9.0 rebounds per game.
SERIES AGAINST EASTERN MICHIGAN: Miami holds a 37-15 lead in the all-time series with Eastern Michigan. The RedHawks broke a three-game losing streak to the Eagles with a 70-48 win in Oxford on Jan. 20 last season. Courtney Osborn led Miami with 18 points, while Hannah Robertson chipped in 13.
UP NEXT FOR THE REDHAWKS: Miami returns to Millett Hall for one of only two home games in the month of February when it welcomes Toledo on Thursday for a 7 p.m. game. Tim Bray will have the call and it can be heard live on Miami All-Access for those who have a subscription.