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Women’s Basketball NIT Preview: Duquesne Dukes at Miami RedHawks

A big time match-up for the MAC

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The Miami RedHawks continue their season in the Women’s NIT, where they host the Duquesne Dukes, of the Atlantic 10. Miami finished the season 21-10, with an RPI ranking of 78, while the Dukes finished the season 23-7 and an RPI ranking of 74.

Game Details

When: Thursday, March 15th, 7 P.M.

Where: Millett Hall, Oxford, Ohio

Watch: ESPN 3

Stream: Via the WatchESPN App, pending cable provider participation

Listen: Miami College Sports Live, Tim Bray on the play-by-play

Both teams are led by guards. The RedHawks have Lauren Dickerson, a 5’3 guard who is averaging 19.8 points per game, while the Dukes are led by Chassidy Omogrosso, who is 5’4 and averaging 16.8.

The Dukes are a taller team that does a good job rebounding. A place where the RedHawks might be able to take advantage, however, is in the turnover department. First year coach Megan Duffy has upped the tempo on defense, and uses a variety of players. The turn around of this team is nothing short of amazing.

On the Dukes bench is Dan Burt, who has reached the post season in all four seasons at Duquesne, and made it to the second round of the NCAA tournament a few years ago.

This game should be a battle between two quality teams.