Miami at Wright State
Wednesday, December 19 - 8 p.m.
Nutter Center - Dayton, Ohio
Television: CW (Dayton)
Live Video Stream: www.HorizonLeague.org
Radio: Miami IMG Sports Network (WMOH 1450 Hamilton; WFMG 101.3 Richmond; WONE 980 Dayton; WDBZ 1230 Cincinnati) Miami All-Access on www.MURedHawks.com (Subscription)
REDHAWKS WRAP UP ROAD STRETCH AT WRIGHT STATE WEDNESDAY: Miami University's men's basketball team concludes a four-game road stretch when it faces local rival Wright State at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19. The RedHawks have lost three straight and seek snap a two-game skid in the series with the Raiders. WSU is coming off a pair of wins and owns a 3-0 record on its home court this season.
ABOUT THE RAIDERS: Coming off a pair of wins, Wright State enters Wednesday's game with a 7-3 on the year. The Raiders posted a 92-59 win over VMI on Dec. 8 before notching a 63-57 win at Hofstra on Dec. 15. The Raiders started out 3-0 after three straight double-digit victories. This season, WSU is 0-2 against fellow Mid-American Conference members Central Michigan (59-55) and Bowling Green (54-41). The Raiders have two players averaging double figures in scoring, led by Cole Darling's 14.0 ppg. Reggie Arceneaux follows at 10.2 ppg. Arceneaux also leads WSU in assists at 3.2 apg. Matt Vest leads the Raiders on the boards at 4.0 rpg. As a team, the Raiders rank 12th nationally in scoring defense, giving up just 55.5 ppg.
SERIES WITH WRIGHT STATE: The RedHawks and Raiders will be meeting for the 28th time on Wednesday, with Miami holding a 17-10 all-time advantage. Wright State, however, has won the last two games in the series, including a 51-49 victory in Oxford last year. The last time the teams clashed at the Nutter Center, the Raiders posted a 65-51 win on Dec. 18, 2010. The RedHawks had won the previous two meetings between the teams, including a 56-55 triumph in Oxford on Dec. 13, 2009. The RedHawks' last win at Wright State was on Nov. 24, 2008, 55-37. When playing at Wright State, Miami holds a 7-5 edge in the series.
UP NEXT: The RedHawks return home for the first time in a month when they hosts UIC at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22 as MU embarks on a four-game home stand. Miami rounds out 2012 hosting Wilmington at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30 before entertaining Massachusetts after the new year on Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 7 p.m. The RedHawks open Mid-American Conference play, hosting Northern Illinois at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9. Miami then hits the road for a 7 p.m. game at Buffalo on Saturday, Jan. 12 before returning home to host Bowling Green at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16.
MIAMI SPORTS NETWORK FROM IMG COLLEGE: In its sixth year of its partnership with IMG College, the Miami Sports Network from IMG College continues its coverage of Miami men's basketball with a group of affiliates blanketing most of Southwest Ohio and Southeast Indiana. "The Voice of the RedHawks" Steve Baker delivers the play-by-play coverage, while Terry Bridge provides color commentary. Tune in to one of Miami's game-day affiliates: WMOH-AM 1450 (Hamilton, OH), WFMG-FM 101.3 (Richmond, IN), WDBZ-AM 1230 (Cincinnati, OH), WONE-AM 980 (Dayton, OH) MURedHawks.com (All-Access Subscription).
SEARCHING FOR 70: In Miami's three wins, the RedHawks have surpassed the 70-point plateau, but in their five losses MU has failed to hit the 70-point benchmark. Miami averages 76.0 ppg in wins and 56.6 ppg in losses.
Junior guard Quinten Rollins' double-double (10 pts/10 asts) against James Madison was the first point/assist double-double by a MAC player this season. His seven steals against Grambling State are the most by a MAC player in 2012-13.
Rollins ranks 2nd in the MAC in assist/turnover ratio (2.6), 3rd in assists (4.6) and 4th in steals (2.1).
Junior guard Allen Roberts ranks 14th in scoring (11.8) and 3rd in free-throw percentage (.872).
Freshman guard Reggie Johnson ranks 20th in scoring (10.8), ties for 14th in steals (1.4) and ranks 15th in 3-point field goal percentage (.367).
Junior forward Will Felder ranks 5th in field goal percentage (.508), ties for 16th in rebounding (5.0) and 6th in defensive rebounds (4.4).
Junior forward Jon Harris ties for 13th in rebounding (5.1) and 12th in 3-pointers (1.6).
As a team, Miami ranks among the top four in the MAC in assist/turnover ratio (1.1, 2nd), assists (14.3, 3rd), turnover margin (3.0, 3rd), steals (8.4, 3rd), 3-point field goals (6.8, 4th and free-throw percentage (.700, 4th).
A MIAMI WIN WOULD ...
- Snap a two-game losing streak in the series with the Raiders.
- Snap a three-game losing streak.
- Be the RedHawks' first win at the Nutter Center since Nov. 24, 2008.
A MIAMI LOSS WOULD ...
- Be Wright State's third straight win.
- Make WSU 1-2 against MAC schools.
- Extend the Raiders' record to 4-0 at home this season.
Despite an increased number of turnovers in its last few games, Miami continues to hold a +3.0 turnover margin against its opponents and is averaging 17.9 ppg off turnovers.
Junior forward Bill Edwards is out for the season after sustaining a torn ligament in his left knee just minutes into Miami's game against James Madison on Nov. 24.
The RedHawks' win at William & Mary was their first road win against a Division I non-conference opponent since defeating Northwestern State 69-68 on Dec. 30, 2008.
The RedHawks set a program record for steals in a game with 22 take-aways against Grambling State on Nov. 13, eclipsing the previous record of 18 which was achieved twice (vs. DePauw on Dec. 4, 1991 and vs. Centre on Dec. 2, 1985).
Junior guard Quinten Rollins tied a single-game record for steals with seven against Grambling State. He equaled the Miami record set by Chuck Goodyear against Toledo on Jan. 11, 1976, by Ron Harper against Marietta on Dec. 1, 1984 and by Damon Frierson against Ball State on Feb. 27, 1999.
In the RedHawks' three wins, Miami has outscored its opponents by a 19.0 ppg margin, surpassed the 70-point mark in each game and compiled a +9.3 turnover margin. As a team, Miami has amassed 52 assists, committed 37 turnovers and recorded 36 steals in its wins.