OXFORD, Ohio - Miami hosts Buffalo Saturday at 2 p.m. for its Think Pink Game, co-hosted by Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. All proceeds from this game, including ticket gate and T-shirt sales, will go to support Luna Cares and will be specifically earmarked for breast cancer patients. Bill Douglas has the call, and it can be seen live on Miami All-Access for those who have a subscription. It will be joined in progress on WMOH at the conclusion of the men’s basketball game.
ABOUT LUNA CARES: Luna Cares is a non-profit organization that was created in Oxford to support local women and their families following the diagnosis of cancer. Luna Cares helps offset costs of treatments, doctor visits, co-pays and deductibles, hospital stays, surgeries, counseling and also provides wellness baskets for incoming oncology patients. Those baskets include free wigs, scarves, turbans, etc.
KIDS FEST: The fourth annual Kids Fest will take place on the concourse from 12:45 p.m. until tip-off. This family friendly event features a free sports clinic from a variety of Miami varsity and club teams. The lineup is subject to change, but currently scheduled to participate are: baseball, juggling, football, track and field, women’s ice hockey, soccer, volleyball, rugby, quidditch, ROTC, gymnastics, dance, golf, table tennis, field hockey and men’s lacrosse.
ABOUT BUFFALO: Buffalo is 15-11 overall and 8-7 in the MAC. This game is part of a two-game trip for the Bulls, they dropped an 83-71 decision to Ohio on Thursday before traveling to Oxford. Prior to the this trip, they fell to Bowling Green, 73-63, last Saturday. Buffalo depends on two players for the majority of its scoring. Sophomore guard Mackenzie Loesing leads the way with an average of 16.4 points per game. Junior forward Kristen Sharkey is right behind her at 14.3 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.
SERIES AGAINST BUFFALO: Miami holds an 18-11 lead in the all-time series with Buffalo. The Bulls came away with a dramatic, 58-56, victory in their first meeting this season on Jan. 30 in Buffalo. Down 52-40 with 4:24 left, the RedHawks went on a 16-4 run to tie the score with nine seconds to go. Buffalo answered by driving down the court and hitting a layup with 4.7 seconds left to earn the win.
UP NEXT FOR THE REDHAWKS: Miami completes the regular season with two home games next week. First up is the third annual Goals for Life game on Wednesday against Bowling Green. Game time is scheduled for noon with the students of Talawanda Middle School in attendance. The RedHawks will host Ohio on Senior Day on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. That is part of a doubleheader that will see the men’s basketball team also take on the Bobcats at noon. For fans who cannot be in attendance, Tim Bray has the call on both games and they can be seen live on Miami All-Access for those who have a subscription.