UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. (AP) — Julian Mavunga had 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead Miami (Ohio) to a 71-61 victory over Saginaw Valley State on Monday night.
Josh Sewell added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the RedHawks (1-1).
Chris Webb scored 19 points and Michael Fugate 12 and Brett Beland 10 for the Division II Cardinals (1-2).
The RedHawks pounced quickly, scoring 14 straight points after Saginaw Valley State had the game’s first basket. Miami maintained a double-digit lead for much of the game; although the Cardinals made the score 62-54 with 2:08 remaining, that was as close as they got.
Miami shot 50 percent (26 of 52) from the floor and had a 43-24 rebounding edge.