Miami RedHawks shoots ball well, Toledo just better in 89-71 loss


TOLEDO, Ohio—Mekhi Lairy and Anderson Mirambeaux each recorded 12 points to lead the RedHawks in scoring, but the Miami University men’s basketball team fell to Toledo 89-71 Tuesday evening. Mirambeaux also added a game-high six assists and six rebounds, while Ryan Mabrey added 11 points for the RedHawks (8-18, 2-11 MAC). Setric Millner Jr. led the Rockets (20-6, 11-2 MAC) with 19 points.


  • Toledo took an 8-0 lead at the start, but Miami responded with a 7-2 run to come within one possession. The Rockets took their first double-digit lead of the game at 19-9 with 11:51 to play in the first half. Shortly after, a Lairy three-point jump shot and Jackson Kenyon layup deterred Toledo from pulling away any further.
  • A collection of layups from Mirambeaux, Bryson Tatum, Mabrey and Lairy shrunk Toledo’s lead to seven points at 36-29. The Rockets went on to find their rhythm and led 47-31 entering halftime.
  • A pair of three-point shots from Mabrey and Julian Lewis brought the score to 53-41 coming out of the intermission. Kamari Williams knocked down a layup and mid-range jump shot to stay within 15 points halfway through the second half. The Rockets answered by going on a 6-0 run to extend their lead to 71-51.
  • Miami fought hard until the end, but the effort wasn’t enough as the Rockets claimed an 89-71 home win.


  • Lairy is now tied for first place on the program’s all-time games played, matching Dalonte Brown’s 145 games played.
  • Lairy moved into third on the program’s all-time assist list with 417, passing Jamie Mercurio (1989-92).
  • Lairy surpassed Damon Frierson (1996-99) to stand at fifth on the program’s all-time scoring list with 1,648 points.
  • Lairy moved into a tie for seventh place on the program’s all-time three-point field goals list, matching Nike Sibande at 186 total.

Miami continues conference play by traveling to Northern Illinois University this Saturday, Feb. 18. Tip time is set for 4:30 p.m. in DeKalb, Ill.