OXFORD, Ohio - The Miami University women's basketball team looks to keep its momentum going when it hosts Eastern Michigan on Sunday at 2 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on STO and ESPN3, Mike Cairns and Jacki Windon will have the call. Tim Bray's call can be heard live on WMOH and on Miami All-Access for those who have a subscription.
HISTORY POSSIBLE FOR OLOWINSKI: Senior guard Kirsten Olowinski has already made a lot of history this season for the RedHawks. She has become Miami's all-time leader in rebounding and blocked shots, and with 19 points and 15 rebounds against Ohio in her last game, became the all-time leader in double-doubles. Those 15 rebounds give her 985 for her career. If Olowinski can grab 15 more against the Eagles, she'll become the first RedHawk to reach 1,000 career rebounds and also be the charter member of the Miami 1,000/1,000 club, meaning she has over 1,000 career points and rebounds.
KIDSFEST 2013: The Miami University women's basketball team will be hosting Kidsfest 2013 on Sunday, which is an afternoon of fun for the whole family. The event kicks off at 12:30 p.m. with a free sports clinic featuring members of the football, baseball, softball, golf, field hockey, soccer, volleyball, club rugby and club gymnastic teams! Participants will have the opportunity to interact with student athletes, engage in different activities and score several giveaways. After the game there will be an autograph session with the women's basketball team.
ABOUT THE EAGLES: Eastern Michigan is the defending MAC Tournament champions. However, graduation and injuries have hurt the Eagles, and they are currently 3-13 overall and 1-2 in the MAC. They fell to Toledo, 56-40, in their last contest on Wednesday. EMU is led offensively by junior guard Natachia Watkins, who averages 10.0 points per game. Senior center India Hairston provides 8.5 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. The Eagles force opponents into over 17 turnovers a contest.
Series with EASTERN MICHIGAN: Miami holds a 36-15 lead in the all-time series with the Eagles. However, Eastern Michigan has won the past three meetings between the schools. That includes a 77-66 win last season on Feb. 4 in Ypsilanti. In that game, Miami would fall behind by double-figures twice only to make a comeback both times. The RedHawks would be unable to sustain the comebacks as the Eagles would go on to take the victory. EMU played each of its five starters nearly 40 minutes in the contest. Watkins and Desyree Thomas will be the only two of those five who return to face Miami on Sunday. Courtney Osborn led the 'Hawks with 19 points in the game last season.
UP NEXT FOR THE REDHAWKS: Miami hits the road for a showdown with defending MAC East Division Champion Bowling Green next Thursday. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. and Tim Bray's call can be heard live on Miami All-Access for those who have a subscription.