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Baseball

Last Week: The RedHawks posted a 3-1 record while playing their first games in Ohio over the past week. Miami hosted regional foe Xavier for its home opener on Tuesday evening. Trailing 6-1 entering the eighth, MU moved the tying run into scoring position in the ninth inning before dropping a 6-5 decision (Recap). Miami's bats came to life on day one of the Flyer Classic at Hayden Park. Max Andresen went 5-for-6 with four RBI and Gary Russo drove in six runs while finishing a triple shy of the cycle in a 20-11 win over Canisius. Later that day, Andresen belted two triples and drove in two more runs in an 8-4 win against Dayton (Recap). Miami's bullpen came through in Saturday's rematch against Canisius, allowing just one run in five innings of a 7-4 victory (Recap). This Week: Miami plays four home games this week, hosting Northern Kentucky on Tuesday before beginning MAC play against Western Michigan Friday through Sunday.

Hockey

Last Week: The Miami hockey team found new life in a two-game sweep at No. 4/4 St. Cloud State in the NCHC Playoffs over the weekend. The RedHawks never trailed in Friday night's opener against the league champion Huskies, but an SCSU goal with 0.1 seconds remaining forced overtime. The Red and White didn't hang their heads as Riley Barber's goal 10:10 into overtime gave them a 5-4 series-opening win (Recap). Sitting one win away from advancing to the Frozen Faceoff, MU fell behind 2-0 after two periods of play, but stormed back with a four-goal third. Goals by Sean Kuraly and Austin Czarnik evened the score at 2-2, but SCSU scored during a 5-on-3 to regain the lead at 3-2. Anthony Louis tied it up with a power play goal at the 12:08 mark and Justin Greenberg capped a dramatic weekend by scoring the series clinching goal with 2.6 seconds remaining in the third, giving Miami a 4-3 win and a sweep of the best-of-three series (Recap). This Week: The Red and White await word on their opponent, but they now sit two wins away from punching their ticket to the NCAA Tournament. Miami will play its semifinal game in the Target Center on Friday. The NCHC Championship game is played on Saturday.

Women’s Basketball

Last Week: Miami (8-22 overall) cut a 20-point deficit to seven points late in the second half, but was unable to complete the comeback as it fell to Western Michigan, 82-72, in a Mid-American Conference First Round game Monday night. (Release) (Coach Wright Postgame) This Week: The 2013-14 season is complete.

Softball

Last Week: Miami (9-12 overall) went 3-2 at the Michelle Smith Spring Break Tournament in Clearwater, Fla. last weekend. Miami swept its opening two games on Friday. The RedHawks defeated Maine, 11-5, in the opener. They followed it up with a 7-2 victory over Seton Hall in the nightcap. (Recap) On Saturday, the RedHawks opened the day with a 4-1 victory over Connecticut. They then fell to Boston University, 3-0, in the afternoon. (Recap) Miami dropped the finale of the tournament to Saint Joseph’s, 4-2, on Sunday. (Recap) This Week: The RedHawks return home to take on Wright State in a doubleheader Thursday that begins at 5 p.m. Miami then travels to Moon Township, Pa. for the RMU Colonial Classic on Saturday. The ‘Hawks will take on the host, Robert Morris at 11 a.m. They will then face Siena at 1:30 p.m.

Golf

Last Week: Miami is in eighth place after two rounds at the Talis Park Challenge on Sunday. (Recap) This Week: Miami completes play at the Talis Park Challenge with one final round of 18 holes on Monday.

Men’s Basketball

Last Week: Miami earned the No. 8 seed in the Mid-American Conference Tournament and hosted Kent State in a first-round game last Monday. Sophomore guard Willie Moore scored 17 points to lead Miami to a 71-64 win over the Golden Flashes. (Recap) With the win, the RedHawks advanced to Cleveland for the second round against No. 5 seed Ohio. Despite a hard-fought effort, Miami was clipped by the Bobcats, 63-55. (Recap) Also last week, senior forward Will Felder was named to the All-MAC Second Team (Release) and All-District 14 Second Team. (Release) This Week: The season is concluded.

Women’s Tennis

Last Week: Although Miami was idle from action, the RedHawks earned several MAC weekly awards for their efforts the previous week. Freshman Andreea Badileanu was named Mid-American Conference Women’s Singles Tennis Player of the Week while sophomore Ana Rajkovic and junior Christine Guerrazzi received the honor of MAC Women’s Tennis Doubles Team of the Week for the week that ended on March 9. (Release) Senior Christiana Raymond was tabbed the Mid-American Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week. (Release) This Week: Miami opens MAC play hosting Northern Illinois at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 22 in its lone match of the week.

Men’s Swimming & Diving

Last Week: Freshman Sean Sargent and sophomore Michael Nash finished 27th and 28thin the one-meter dive, respectively, at the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships hosted at Ohio State’s McCorkle Aquatics Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio. (Recap) This Week: The NCAA Division I Men’s Championship will take place in Minneapolis, Minn. from Thursday, Mar. 27 through Saturday, Mar. 29. 

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