Game is on ESPN+. Western is 12-6 ( 6-3). Miami is 6-12 ( 2-7) and on a 5 games losing streak. Western won at Akron 57-53 on Wednesday. Western beat Miami in Oxford recently, a game in which Miami came from down 22 to cut the lead to 2 in the 4th quarter before losing. Western leads the all time series 34-33. The tough stretch of schedule continues as this will be the first of 6 games in 12 days, with 4 of them on the road.
Western is led by 5-10 soph Lauren Ross18.6/6.9, 6-2 RS senior Riley Jacobson 11.5/4.9, and 6-2 RS soph Taylor Williams 11.5/9.2.
Miami is led in virtually every stat by 5-7 jr Peyton Scott19.0ppg. In the MAC she is 5th in scoring, 6th in steals, 10th in assists, and 16th in rebounding. She has started every game, so has fr pg Ivy Wolf 10.2ppg. Fr Maddi Cluse first 16 games and Jr Amani Freeman first 9 games also started every game until being injured. RS Fr Edyn Battle has been scoring in double digits regularly for the last month and is up to 9ppg.