So it's been a good day to be a Miami RedHawk fan.
First you find out you get a new head football coach with a solid background and two national championships already under his belt. Then you complete a massive come-from-behind basketball victory that came a week or so after losing to a Division 3 team. It's certainly been a day to remember in Oxford.
Take a look at that second half. The RedHawks didn't score 58 points in a game six times last year.
Let's not dismiss IPFW as a terrible team either. Yeah they've been pretty bad for the past few years, but they're 6-4 with losses at Dayton by a single point and at Illinois by two. The RedHawks showed that even if they get punched in the mouth like they did in the first half they can get back up and finish off a game. This was a really big win for John Cooper, who must have not known what to think after losing to D-3 Wilmington.
The "Wills" led the way as Will Felder had 26 points and 7 rebounds while Will Sullivan put up 23 points off the bench. Sullivan couldn't miss, going 8-9 from the field including 4-5 from deep. Geovonie McKnight also had a good game with 13.
Hopefully this win is a jump-starter for Miami. They have some winnable games on the schedule and a good core of talent on the roster. The next game is at Evansville on Saturday, so it'll be interesting to see if Miami brings to that one what they had the second half tonight, or if it'll be more like the first half.