Sibande's double-double helps Miami (Ohio) hold off Kent St.
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Nike Sibande scored 25 points with 10 rebounds and Miami (OH) beat Kent State 77-74 on Tuesday for its first Mid-American Conference win of the season.
Danny Pippen's jump shot tied it at 68-all with 2:09 remaining. Sibande's 3-pointer put the Redhawks up with 1:43 left before Pippen countered with a 3 with 80 seconds to go. Sibande answered with a layup with 59 seconds left and Miami (8-9, 1-3) led for the remainder.
Neither team helped its cause at the free throw line as Miami shot 23 of 35 and Kent State went 8 of 15. Miami led 31-21 at halftime and managed to overcome Kent State's (13-4, 3-1) 53 points after the break. The Golden Flashes made 14 of 30 (46.7%) from beyond the 3-point arc.