No. 8 Miami held on to beat No. 9 Kent State at home, 71-64, and No. 5 Ohio downed No. 12 Ball State 76-65 and will move on to Cleveland for Round 2 of the 2014 MAC Tournament.
The Bobcats and RedHawks, fierce rivals, have met up twice this season already, with Ohio getting the best of Miami on both occasions. Now they'll get a third got at the Battle of the Bricks on Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m..