The Zips (13-4, 6-1) will play Miami (9-7, 6-2) tonight at 7 at Rhodes Arena. Some nuggets of information you might be interested in...
Read the Plain Dealer's preview, which tells about other MAC action tonight as well.
Ohio News Network will televise the game. Don't let that keep you at home tonight, though. The production of Tuesday's game was sub-Ghoul. Oh, and Bob Huggins will be there.
Miami has the MAC's best defense, based on points allowed (59.5).
Miami is a decent road team, beating Northern Illinois and Ball State on their own turf.
Miami is also a streaky team. They have gone on losing slides of four and two. They also have had winning streaks of four and five. Currently, Miami has lost two straight.
The Zips will bust out their gold uniforms tonight, and keep them the rest of the home season.
Don't let Miami's crummy overall record fool you. Coach Charlie Coles doesn't schedule a bunch of cupcakes like Buffalo did. The RedHawks nonconference schedule was the 22nd strongest in the country. I hope you're sensing my disgust for Buffalo being overrated for so long this year.
Miami also is a good rebounding team. The RedHawks are second in the MAC in rebounding margin at 4.0.
Here is the Beacon Journal's preview from Tom Gaffney, who was right on the money with a conversation we had on Tuesday.
Like Akron, Miami spreads around the scoring. Three players (William Hatcher, 14.8; Nate Peavy, 10.6; and Tim Pollitz, 11.8) average in double figures.