College women’s basketball: Miami’s game-by-game history in the WNIT


The Miami University women’s basketball team will make its fourth WNIT appearance Thursday night when Duquesne comes to Millett Hall.

The RedHawks advanced to the WNIT in 2004, 2012 and 2013, going 1-3. Here’s the information from those games, starting with the most recent:

March 21, 2013

At Assembly Hall

Champaign, Ill.

Illinois 73, Miami 60

The RedHawks chopped a 35-17 deficit to 51-48 midway through the second half before the Fighting Illini pulled away for the win.

It was the final game for two of the best players in Miami history, Courtney Osborn and Kirsten Olowinski. Osborn had 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists, while Olowinski totaled 8 points and 14 boards.

The contest also marked the end of the Maria Fantanarosa era at MU. She was fired April 3 by new athletic director David Sayler after 15 seasons and a 237-212 record as the head coach at her alma mater.

Miami 22-38—60

Illinois 37-36—73

MIAMI (19-13): Hannah McCue 3 0 7, Kirsten Olowinski 3 2 8, Courtney Osborn 4 10 19, Haley Robertson 4 2 12, Hannah Robertson 4 0 8, Jessica Rupright 2 2 6. Totals: 20-16-60

ILLINOIS (17-13): Adrienne GodBold 6 2 15, Amber Moore 8 4 25, Karisma Penn 9 2 20, Ivory Crawford 3 2 9, Alexis Smith 1 1 3, Taylor Tuck 0 1 1. Totals: 27-12-73

3-pointers: M 4 (Hal. Robertson 2, Osborn, McCue), I 7 (Moore 5, GodBold, Crawford)

March 15, 2012

At Robins Center

Richmond, Va.

Richmond 76, Miami 54

The Spiders used a 17-point first-half run to take control in a game that featured 31.9-percent shooting and 25 turnovers by the RedHawks.

Maggie Boyer’s 20 points paced Miami. She was the only MU player with more than 6.

Miami 28-26—54

Richmond 39-37—76

MIAMI (21-10): Lillian Pitts 2 0 4, Erica Almady 3 0 6, Maggie Boyer 8 0 20, Courtney Osborn 1 0 3, Hannah Robertson 3 0 6, Rachael Hencke 1 2 4, Courtney Larson 0 2 2, Kristin Judson 2 1 5, Kelsey Simon 2 0 4. Totals: 22-5-54

RICHMOND (23-8): Genevieve Okoro 9 1 19, Liz Brown 0 2 2, Abby Oliver 3 8 14, Rachael Bilney 3 0 8, Amber Nichols 0 2 2, Kristina King 6 0 13, Ryann Dannelly 2 0 4, Becca Wann 5 2 12, Amber Battle 0 2 2. Totals: 28-17-76

3-pointers: M 5 (Boyer 4, Osborn), R 3 (Bilney 2, King)

March 19, 2004

At Hilton Coliseum

Ames, Iowa

Iowa State 71, Miami 57

Colleen Day had 17 points and nine rebounds in her last game for the RedHawks, who notched a season-low scoring total in dropping the second-round contest.

The Cyclones trailed 31-29 at halftime, but converted 10 treys to advance.

Miami 31-26—57

Iowa State 29-42—71

MIAMI (22-9): Amanda Jackson 4 0 10, Nicki Motto 1 0 3, Cindi Merrill 4 3 11, Colleen Day 6 5 17, Kim Lancaster 3 0 6, Hillary Beck 1 0 3, Kim Smith 3 1 7. Totals: 22-9-57

IOWA STATE (17-14): Erica Junod 1 1 4, Anne O’Neil 1 11 13, Lyndsey Medders 4 5 14, Megan Ronhovde 5 1 15, Lisa Kriener 1 3 5, Mary Fox 4 0 12, Katie Robinette 1 0 2, Brittany Wilkins 3 0 6. Totals: 20-21-71

3-pointers: M 4 (Jackson 2, Motto, Beck), I 10 (Ronhovde 4, Fox 4, Junod, Medders)

March 17, 2004

At Cintas Center

Cincinnati, Ohio

Miami 77, Xavier 65

Colleen Day (18), Amanda Jackson (16), Cindi Merrill (14), Nicki Motto (12) and Kim Lancaster (10) all scored in double figures for the RedHawks, who registered their first WNIT win before a crowd of 717.

Miami shot 53.1 percent from the floor in the first half to take a 43-30 lead into halftime and was never seriously challenged down the stretch.

Day and Lancaster grabbed nine rebounds apiece, Motto had seven assists, Merrill totaled seven boards and six assists, and Jackson added five steals. MU committed a season-low 10 turnovers.

Miami 43-34—77

Xavier 30-35—65

MIAMI (22-8): Colleen Day 6 6 18, Kim Lancaster 5 0 10, Amanda Jackson 7 1 16, Nicki Motto 3 3 12, Cindi Merrill 5 3 14, Melanie Kozlowski 1 2 5, Kim Smith 1 0 2. Totals: 28-15-77

XAVIER (17-13): Tara Boothe 5 0 11, Adeola Olanrewaju 4 3 11, Miranda Green 6 2 14, Kristy Wallner 2 2 6, Suntana Granderson 5 0 13, Chelsea Chowning 1 2 5, Aida Sarajlija 2 0 5. Totals: 25-9-65

3-pointers: M 6 (Motto 3, Jackson, Merrill, Kozlowski), X 6 (Granderson 3, Boothe, Chowning, Sarajlija)

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