Miami men at Ohio tonight at 7 on ESPN3

Miami is 11-13 ( 5-8) and in 8th place ( top 8 make the MAC tournament). Ohio has their best record in school history after 25 games. OU is 21-4 (12-2) and tied for first with Toledo, who gave OU both their losses. Ohio is #83 in NET, Toledo is #69, Miami is #250. Ohio has beaten Miami 5 straight times and has not lost to Miami at home for 10 years. Ohio dominated Miami in Oxford earlier this year.

Ohio is led by sophomore guard Mark Sears 20ppg/5.3rb/ 4 assists. He is shooting very well, 43% on threes and 90% on free throws. Jason Carter played two years at Ohio, then 2 years at Xavier, now he is back at Ohio for his final season. He is a 6-8 Sr averaging 14/6.5 Ben VanderPlas is a 6-7 Jr averaging 13.3/6.7.

Miami welcomed back Dalonte Brown and James Beck from the injured list Saturday and it made a big difference as we drilled BG. Dae Dae Grant joined Dalonte Brown and Mekhi Lairy as 1,000 point career scorers. Lairy has one more year of eligibility, Grant has two. Dalonte is now 9th in both career scoring and career rebounds. As a team, Miami is 8th in the nation in free throw % and 12th as a team in fewest turnover per game.

We go to Northern Illinois Saturday in a game matching teams battling for the 8th place spot which gets you to Cleveland for the MAC tournament.

Thanks as always for the preview! We travel to Northern, though, on Saturday.

Oops. I will correct that.

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3 and 18 vs Ohio in last 21…will it ever change?

Tonight. Feeling it.

Fun fact: OU soph and UD transfer Luke Frazier was teammates with Luka Eller on a good Mentor Lake Catholic team.

Just read on the MAC board that Ben VanderPlas is out with an ankle injury plus Jason Carter has some health issues. We have Brown and Beck back, so that could make tonight’s game very interesting.

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Let’s not be the Bengals tonight…Seize the Dey (err…Night)!

Kent and Toledo play at 6:00 tonight on CBSSN.

You better not be full of manure because I just moneylined us!

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Kent is up 9 late in the first half, game is at Toledo.


Akron 29 WM 26 at the half. Kent is up 36 -20 at the half at Toledo. Sincere Carry with 16 at the half, playing rings around Rollins. So far.

Toledo has an outside chance at an at-large. This would not help that.

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Bad Intel on Vanderplas.

Vander Plas is playing, Carter is not. 15 - 10 Miami early, OU going to the line for 3. Precious with 2 fouls in the first 3 minutes brings Eli in early and he just ran into BVP shooting a 3. Dae Dae has 8.

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24-16 Miami at the 12 and under TO. We are 5 for 8 on threes and White and Grant are off to great starts. Playing with Beck and Eli inside the last 4 minutes.

30-25 Miami with 7 minutes to go, Ayah just got foul #3. Grant with 12, White with 11, but they are guarding him now. BVP with 10 for Ohio.

Been downhill since then…8 unanswered and hoisting terrible shots.

All tied.

Tied up

9-0 Ohio run and it is tied at 35, TO Miami with under 3 minutes to go. BVP has 17.