Miami vs. Ohio
Miami Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Oxford, Ohio - Millett Hall
- Junior forward Will Felder scored Miami's first six points of the game, putting the RedHawks up 6-2 4:02 into the contest. He also had seven of the team's first 12 points with junior guard Allen Roberts adding the other five.
- Felder finished with a game-high 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting. He also pulled in a career-best 10 rebounds, giving him his first career double-double as a RedHawk. Felder topped his previous Miami career high for rebounds of nine that he set in his last game, Jan. 19 at Eastern Michigan. He was one point shy of his Miami career high for points of 20 (Jan. 16 vs. BGSU). Felder has topped double figures in scoring 12 times this year, including each of his last eight games, while his 10 rebounds are the most by any RedHawk this year.
- Roberts totaled 12 points in the first half to lead all scorers on 4-of-5 shooting, including 2-for-2 from distance. The RedHawks' leading scorer, who entered the game averaging 13.1 ppg, finished with 14 points. He has now scored in double figures in 13 of 17 games this year, including seven straight.
- Freshman guard Geovonie McKnight collected a career-high four steals in Wednesday's contest, including three in the first half. His previous career high was three steals, which he achieved Dec. 22 vs. UIC and Nov. 13 vs. Grambling State.
- In addition to his steals, McKnight totaled a career-high 11 points, his first time reaching double figures. His previous career high was nine points Nov. 21 at William & Mary. McKnight was 4-for-4 from the charity stripe and 1-for-1 from behind the arc.
- Miami racked up 13 steals against Ohio, as six different RedHawks had at least one theft. The 13 steals were the most Ohio had given up all season. In addition to McKnight's four steals, junior guard Quinten Rollins had four steals as he entered the game leading the MAC with an average of 2.2 steals per game. Rollins now has 122 career steals, one shy of cracking Miami's career top-10 steals list.
- The Bobcats blew open a tight game with a 22-5 run over a stretch of 4:15 early in the second half. Ohio knocked down five straight 3-pointers during the outburst to take a five-point contest and turn it into a 22-point game.
- The RedHawks finished with a 34-20 advantage in points in paint, including 16-8 in the first half.
- Miami held a 17-13 rebound advantage at halftime and finished tied with Ohio as both squads pulled down 36 rebounds. The RedHawks had a 15-8 edge in offensive rebounds, however. Junior guard Jon Harris tied a career high with eight rebounds, his fourth time reaching the mark, last doing so Jan. 24 against James Madison. Sophomore guard Will Sullivan added seven boards, one shy of his career high.
- With Friday's win, Ohio now leads the all-time series with Miami, 99-91, but the RedHawks still hold a 60-33 edge in Oxford. The Bobcats have now won three straight over Miami. Ohio improved to 5-0 in the MAC this year while Miami falls to 2-3.
- At halftime of Wednesday's game, Miami's 311 student-athletes who achieved a 3.0 GPA during the 2012 fall semester were recognized for their work in the classroom.