College Basketball: Sibande leads RedHawks to big MAC road win


College Basketball: Sibande leads RedHawks to big MAC road win

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Miami’s Nike Sibande shoots a jumper during their game Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at Millett Hall on the Miami University Campus in Oxford. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Nike Sibande scored a career-high 22 points and made all four of his 3-point shots as Miami defeated Central Michigan 70-61 on Tuesday night.

Logan McLane added 13 points and eight rebounds for Miami (11-9, 4-3 Mid-American Conference), Isaiah Lands-Coleman added 12 points on four 3-pointers. Darrian Ringo, ranked seventh nationally in total assists, dished out 10, the sixth time this season he’s reached double-digit assists.


The RedHawks made 11 of 23 3-pointers and had 17 assists on 25 made field goals in the road win, their fifth this season. Miami was 1-13 on the road last season.

Kevin McKay led Central Michigan (13-7, 2-5) with 17 points — all in the second half — and eight rebounds, Shawn Roundtree added 15 points and Cecil Williams 14. The Chippewas were 9 of 28 from behind the 3-point arc and shot 38 percent from the floor in all (23 of 61).

Luke Meyer, MAC West Player of the Week, was held to three points (1-of-3 shooting) in 20 minutes.

Miami returns home to Millett Hall on Saturday to host Eastern Michigan at 3:30 p.m.


Eastern Michigan at Miami, 3:30 p.m., 1450, 980

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