NCAA Tournament March Madness

#259 Miami OH

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Projection: need to automatically qualify

Miami OH's season showcases a team that's had its ups and downs, with a record hovering around the .500 mark and, crucially, lacking signature wins to bolster their case. Sweeping the floor with lower-ranked competition such as Coppin St, Eastern Illinois, Central Michigan, and Eastern Michigan is expected but doesn't move the needle. More concerning is the RedHawks' inability to secure consistent quality wins; the victory over a solid Vermont squad is the exception rather than the norm. The losses to teams like Evansville, Texas St, and Western Michigan indicate this team struggles to find consistency against higher caliber opponents — a glaring issue for tournament considerations. Notching wins against mid-pack conference teams like Toledo, Akron, and Kent signals competitiveness within their conference, but dropping games to similarly ranked or higher teams, such as Buffalo, Northern Illinois, and Georgia St, dims the outlook. Without a decent run in the upper tier of their conference or high-profile out-of-conference clashes on their resume, they've left themselves with little room for error. It's clear that unless they cut down the nets at their conference tournament, the dance is likely out of reach.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/11Texas St169L75-65
11/17Coppin St354W76-48
11/19E Illinois319W76-64
11/25@St Bonaventure109L90-60
12/6@Ohio St48L84-64
12/19@Wright St166L92-82
1/2W Michigan297L83-74
1/13E Michigan322W71-54
1/16Bowling Green206L78-73
1/20@Ball St266W87-80
1/23@C Michigan240L71-55
2/6N Illinois295L62-59
2/10@Georgia St228L73-53
2/17Ball St266W80-59
2/20@W Michigan297L77-58
2/24C Michigan240W88-60
2/27@Bowling Green206W66-58
3/2@E Michigan322W52-37