Miami Redhawks lose home finale, 64-51 to Kent State Golden Flashes

 Myja White led Miami with a career-high 14 points

Sat, Feb 27, 2021

OXFORD, Ohio–The Miami University men’s basketball team dropped a 64-51 decision to the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday afternoon inside Millett Hall. Redshirt sophomore guard Myja White led Miami with a career-high 14 points. Miami drops to 11-10 overall and 8-8 in Mid-American Conference play. KSU moves to 15-6 overall and 12-5 in MAC action.

How It Happened:

  • Miami jumped out to a 10-5 lead less than five minutes into the opening half with five points coming from White. The Golden Flashes used a 12-2 run to push ahead 24-17 by the 6:02 mark.
  • The RedHawks clawed their way back and used a 10-2 flurry, that included six points from redshirt junior forward James Beck, to take a 27-26 lead with 2:24 to go in the opening half. The Golden Flashes scored seven unanswered over a minute span to post a 33-27 lead.
  • White hit a jumper to put the RedHawks within four with 40 seconds remaining in the half, 33-29, but KSU’s Tervell Beck had a three-point play with 15 seconds remaining to extend the Golden Flash lead to 36-29 going into the half.
  • The RedHawks opened the second half with back-to-back triples from junior guard Mekhi Lairy and senior forward Dalonte Brown to pull within one, 36-35.
  • The teams traded buckets before the Golden Flashes used an 11-3 run to push ahead 49-40 with 12:23 to go. KSU led by as many as 16 in the second half before posting the 64-51 win.

Notes:

  • White was 6-of-9 from the field for the RedHawks en route to his 14-point game. He added two steals.
  • Brown and Beck were the other RedHawk players to score in double figures at 11 points apiece. 
  • Senior forward Precious Ayah hauled in six boards to lead the team, while Lairy led all players with five assists. 

Up Next:
The RedHawks start a two-game road trip to close out the regular season as they travel to Bowling Green to take on the Falcons on Tuesday, March 2. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. 

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