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Ohio men’s basketball beats Central Michigan 96-68 at the Convo, with 27 points from Miles Brown (2). 

Men's Basketball: Everything to know about Miami

Ohio isn’t at the bottom of the Mid-American Conference, but it is close. Miami, however, sits in dead last. 

The two will face off in a bottom-of-the-barrel Battle of the Bricks on Saturday in The Convo. Ohio, who is tied for eighth place in the MAC will look to make the jump toward the middle of the standings with a win this weekend. 

Here’s what to know: 

Game information 

Opponent: Miami 

Location: The Convo

Time: 2 p.m. 

How to watch: ESPN+

How to listen: The Varsity Network

Follow live stats here

Meet the opponent 

Head coach: Travis Steele (first season) 

Probable starters 

22 Morgan Safford 

45 Anderson Mirambeaux 

02 Mekhi Lairy 

13 Ryan Mabrey 

03 Julian Lewis 

Statistical leaders 

Points per game: Lairy (17.4) 

Rebounds: Safford (6.3) 

Assists: Lairy (92) 

Blocks: Jaquel Morris (21) 

Field goal percentage: Mirambeaux (53%) 

3-point percentage: Bryson Tatum (38.5%)

Free throw percentage: Lairy (91.8%)

Series history

Since 1908, the Bobcats and RedHawks have faced off 211 times. The Bobcats lead the all-time series 117-94 and are undefeated in the Jeff Boals era. The last time the RedHawks defeated the Bobcats was in Oxford in February 2018. 

Player to watch: 

Safford — Safford dropped 25 points against Toledo on Tuesday and collected 11 rebounds. He is currently 12th in the MAC in scoring at 15.7 points per game. He’s also seventh in the MAC in rebounding at 6.3 rebounds per game. 


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