OXFORD, Ohio - In the second-to-last home game of the season, the Miami University women’s basketball team hosts Mid-American Conference leading Bowling Green Wednesday for a noon tip. It is the third annual Goals for Life game, and the entire student body of Talawanda Middle School will be in attendance. Tim Bray has the call, and it can be seen live on Miami All-Access for those with a subscription.
GOALS FOR LIFE: Bringing in the students of Talawanda Middle School, the Goals for Life game is another extension of the Miami/Talawanda partnership. Expanding on the principles of Class at the Court, the RedHawks pair with several on-campus groups to provide educational programming for the middle schoolers. In the morning, the sixth graders will have a leadership panel led by several campus leaders, including Miami Student-Athletes and the ROTC. The seventh graders will come to Millett Hall and work on a project to focus on building a positive culture. They will break into small groups and create Vine videos around that theme that will then air during the game. Assisting them in the project will be volunteers from the Rotary and Kiwanis, along with professors from Miami’s College of Education, Health and Society. The eighth graders will receive an admissions tour of Miami to learn what a college campus is like. All three grades will then gather at Millett at noon to enjoy the game.
ABOUT BOWLING GREEN: Bowling Green is 25-3 overall and tied for the MAC lead with a 15-1 record. It is receiving votes in both the AP and USA Today Coaches’ Poll. The Falcons have won 11 straight games, and have held their last two opponents under 40 points. That includes defeating Ohio, 63-39, on Sunday. BGSU has been led offensively by senior forward Alexis Rogers, who averages 15.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. A breakout star for the Falcons this season has been senior guard Jillian Halfhill. She is averaging 15.2 points per game. Bowling Green ranks eighth in the country in scoring defense, allowing only 55.2 points to its opponents per game.
SERIES AGAINST BOWLING GREEN: Bowling Green leads the all-time series 44-28. The Falcons broke a two-game winning streak by Miami with a 91-45 victory over the RedHawks on Feb. 9 in Bowling Green. BGSU had its offense going from the beginning of the contest as it hit 15 three-pointers in the victory. Miami was led by sophomore forward Hannah McCue with nine points.
UP NEXT FOR THE REDHAWKS: Miami completes the regular season when it hosts Ohio on Senior Day on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. There will be a pregame ceremony, honoring the RedHawks five seniors. It 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 it can be heard live on WMOH, as well as seen live on Miami All-Access for those who have a subscription.