Good Luck Hockey and Women's Basketball!
This weekend lines up as another exciting one for Miami fans. Friday at 4:30pm ice hockey takes on Notre Dame in the first game of the CCHA semifinal round at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The RedHawks, second place finishers in the CCHA during the regular season and presently ranked #3 in the nation, swept Bowling Green during the quarterfinal round last weekend. Miami is currently 31-6-1 and has won six straight games, while Notre Dame (ranked #11 in the nation) has a record of 24-13-4 and finished fourth in the CCHA this season. A win versus Notre Dame would earn Miami a spot in the CCHA championship game on Saturday versus either Michigan or Northern Michigan. Miami has been to the CCHA championship game twice in its history, losing both times.
On Sunday, women's basketball takes center stage as the RedHawks play in their first ever NCAA tournament game, matching up against Louisville at 2:30p on ESPN. The RedHawks earned a spot in the tournament with its MAC tournament championship last weekend in Cleveland, culminating in a 67-56 victory versus OU. Miami, seeded #13 in the tournament, is currently 23-10 and has won 12 of their last 13 games. Louisville, seeded #4, is 24-9 and lost to Connecticut in the Big East championship game. A Miami victory would advance them to the second round against either Kansas State or Chattanooga on Tuesday.
Good luck to both the ice hockey team on its quest for a CCHA tournament title and the women's basketball team on its quest to win its first ever NCAA tournament game.
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