April 19, 2011
Last season tipped off in October with BBQ & Basketball—a preseason dinner/event on the court for Miami University men’s basketball fans—which was highlighted by Miami great Wally Szczerbiak.
In the weeks that followed, the RedHawks went toe-to-toe with the nation’s best, playing the toughest non-conference slate in the country. Despite some key injures throughout the season, Miami pounded out 11 wins in Mid-American Conference play—its most conference wins since the 2005 season—and there were several record-setting team performances along the way.
Junior forward Julian Mavunga’s selection to the All-MAC First Team marked the eighth straight year a RedHawk has earned First-Team All-MAC honors, the longest active string for any MAC men’s basketball program. Senior forward Nick Winbush also earned All-MAC honors, which also marked the eighth straight year Miami has had at least two players achieve All-MAC distinction.
In addition to earning a MAC Tournament first-round bye for the eighth time in the last nine years and advancing to the quarterfinal round for the 23rd consecutive year, the RedHawks earned a postseason berth for the 25th time in program history with its selection to the 2011 College Basketball Invitational.
“Last season we made significant improvements to the gameday atmosphere,” said Miami Men's Basketball Head Coach Charlie Coles. “From various fan packages and themed games to an upgraded arena set-up last year, we look to continue improving the fan experience at Millett Hall in 2011-12.”
As preparation beings for the 2011-12 season, Miami Basketball is committed to improving both on and off the court and is asking fans to complete a short survey on their gameday experience at Millett Hall. Your input is valuable to us as we took toward the 2011-12 season.