Miami (Ohio) 62, Kent St. 60

Julian Mavunga hit two free throws with 3 seconds left as Miami

(Ohio) held off a late surge by Kent State for a 62-60 Mid-American

Conference victory Tuesday night, snapping a two-game losing streak

and splitting the season series.

Mavunga finished with 17 points and eight rebounds and Quinten

Rollins had 18 points for the RedHawks (9-17, 5-8), who led by 10

early and 27-22 at halftime.

Miami held a 49-37 advantage with 9:34 remaining, but the Golden

Flashes tied it at 58 with 1:17 left on a Justin Greene jumper.

After Rollins and Greene traded baskets, making it 60-60,

Mavunga hit his foul shots and Kent State couldn’t get off a

quality last-second shot.

Randal Holt’s 15 points led the Golden Flashes (19-8, 9-4), who

had a 33-25 rebounding advantage.

Kent State, which has lost two straight after a seven-game

winning streak, defeated Miami 71-67 on Jan. 11.