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Men’s Basketball

Last Week: Miami won its second straight and ended a seven-game losing drought in the series with Akron in a gutsy 65-61 win over the Zips last Wednesday. Senior guard Quinten Rollins had six steals against the Zips and became the 15th player in MAC history to reach 200 career steals. (Recap) Despite a solid first-half performance, Miami dropped a 78-55 decision at Buffalo on Saturday afternoon. (Recap) This Week: Miami wraps up a two-game road trip when the RedHawks travel to Kent State for a 7 p.m. game on Tuesday, March 4. The RedHawks return home to host long-time rival Ohio in the regular-season finale at noon on Saturday, March 8. The game will be televised on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel and ESPN3. There are several exciting ticket offers for Miami’s March 8 game and potential home first-round MAC Tournament game on March 10. Don’t miss out on the action, and click here for more details.

Women’s Basketball

Last Week: Miami (7-20 overall, 3-13 MAC) dropped both games last week. The Akron Zips used a strong first half shooting performance to down the RedHawks, 88-63, Wednesday evening. Sophomore forward Hannah McCue had a double-double for Miami. (Recap) (Coach Wright Postgame) Miami was able to close to within four with six minutes to go in the second half, but was unable to complete the comeback as Buffalo pulled away for a 74-61 victory on Saturday. (Recap)(Photo Gallery) (Coach Wright Postgame) This Week: Miami completes the regular season with a pair of home games. The RedHawks host Bowling Green Wednesday at noon for the third annual Goals for Life game. Miami welcomes Ohio to Millett Hall on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. for Senior Day. That is a doubleheader that will also see the men’s basketball team take on the Bobcats at noon.

Ice Hockey

Last Week: Miami dropped a pair of one-goal decisions to Minnesota Duluth in its final home games of the season. Goals by Blake Coleman and Anthony Louis gave the Red and White a 2-0 lead after the first period, but the Bulldogs erupted for a four-goal second. Coleman and Louis struck again in that period as well to leave the teams tied 4-4 through 40 minutes, but Adam Krause's shorthanded goal 1:09 into the third sent MU to a 5-4 loss (Recap). The RedHawks honored seniors Max Cook and Bryon Paulazzo prior to Saturday's game and sophomore Ryan McKay stopped 29 of 30 UMD shots. However, Kyle Osterberg's second period goal was the only puck either team put in the net as MU was blanked 1-0 (Recap). This Week: Miami finishes its regular season with a two-game series at Denver on Friday and Saturday.

Synchronized Skating

Last Week: With a dominant performance to its program appropriately themed “Moments,” the collegiate team set a U.S. Figure Skating record for consecutive national titles in any discipline of skating at any level, winning their 10th straight national crown. The RedHawks bested their nearest competitors by more than 18 points. (Recap) Miami’s senior team started off in third place after the short program (Recap) and finished in fourth place among the nine-team field at the national championships. (Recap) The RedHawk junior team had their best performance of the season in their short program, posting a season-high score of 45.25 to sit in sixth place after their first night at the national championships (Recap), however, Miami dropped to eighth in the overall standings among a 14-team field after Friday’s free skate event. (Recap) This Week: The competitive seasons for all three teams are completed. The RedHawks will perform at the annual Goggin Ice Show May 2-3.

Women’s Tennis

Last Week: Miami dropped a 6-1 decision to No. 59 Marshall on Sunday morning in its lost match of the week. Freshman Andreea Badileanu notched Miami’s lone point of the match with a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles. (Recap) This Week: Miami hits the road for a pair of matches in Lincoln, Neb. The RedHawks face Wyoming at noon on Saturday before playing Nebraska at noon on Sunday.

Baseball

Last Week: The RedHawks won their first weekend series of the year by taking two of three at Davidson. Seth Varner came within five outs of throwing a no-hitter, but ended up tossing eight shutout innings as the RedHawks came away with a 6-0 win in the series opener (Recap). Runs were easier to come by for both teams on Saturday, but six Miami batters recorded multi-hit games to give the Red and White a 14-11 series clinching win (Recap). It appeared a sweep may be in order when the RedHawks jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the fourth inning, but the Wildcats plated 13 runs in the next four innings to down MU 13-6 in the series finale (Recap). This Week: Miami concludes its season-opening 12-game road swing with a three-game set at No. 12 Louisville.

Ice Hockey

Last Week: Miami dropped a pair of one-goal decisions to Minnesota Duluth in its final home games of the season. Goals by Blake Coleman and Anthony Louis gave the Red and White a 2-0 lead after the first period, but the Bulldogs erupted for a four-goal second. Coleman and Louis struck again in that period as well to leave the teams tied 4-4 through 40 minutes, but Adam Krause's shorthanded goal 1:09 into the third sent MU to a 5-4 loss (Recap). The RedHawks honored seniors Max Cook and Bryon Paulazzo prior to Saturday's game and sophomore Ryan McKay stopped 29 of 30 UMD shots. However, Kyle Osterberg's second period goal was the only puck either team put in the net as MU was blanked 1-0 (Recap). This Week: Miami finishes its regular season with a two-game series at Denver on Friday and Saturday.

Women's Track and Field

Last Week: Miami placed eighth in the Mid-American Conference Indoor Championship, hosted by Kent State, over the weekend. Anna Lamb was the RedHawks' top performer on both days, taking third in the 5000m on Friday (Recap) and finishing runner-up in Saturday's 3000m (Recap). Lamb's placings gave Miami 17 of its 48 points at the conference meet. Other top-five finishes at the meet came from Charlotte Myers in the 800m (third), Alexus Jimson-Miller in the 60m hurdles (fifth) and Laura Bess in the mile run (fifth).

Softball

Last Week: The RedHawks (4-8 overall) went 1-3 at the Coach B Classic, which was moved from Carbondale, Ill. to Chattanooga, Tenn. because of the weather, over the weekend. earned a split on the opening day on Saturday. The RedHawks defeated Murray State, 7-1, in the opener. They then fell to Southern Illinois, 9-0, in five innings in the nightcap. (Recap)  Miami dropped a pair of games to complete play Sunday. The RedHawks fell to Kansas, 5-2, in the opener. They then dropped a 10-3 decision to Southern Illinois in the nightcap. (Recap) This Week: The RedHawks open home play on Saturday when they host Austin Peay for a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m.

Golf

Last Week: The Miami University golf team sits in sixth place after two rounds of the Colleton River Collegiate on Sunday. The RedHawks shots rounds of 296 in the morning and 302 in the afternoon to stand at 22-over par. (Recap) This Week: Miami completes play at the Colleton River Collegiate with one final round of 18 holes on Monday.

Women’s Swimming & Diving

Last Week: After three days of competition, Miami’s women’s swimming and diving team finished second at the Mid-American Conference Championships held at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. (Recap) Miami took second-place, earning 496 team points, behind Akron who won with 574 total points. Bowling Green took third with 476 points. Eastern Michigan finished fourth with 469 points. Buffalo (446 points), Ohio (362 points), Toledo (348 points) and Ball State (334 points) rounded out the final team rankings. This Week: The NCAA Zone C Diving Regional Meet begins Thursday, Mar. 13 in Columbus, Ohio. The NCAA Division I Women’s Championship will take place in Minneapolis, Minn. From Thursday, Mar. 20 through Saturday, Mar. 22.

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