Pippen is clutch, Kent State edges Miami (Ohio) 90-83 OT

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Zabo scored 21 points, sophomore Danny Pippen scored 17 and blocked a potential game-winning shot in regulation and scored seven points in overtime as Kent State went the extra five minutes to defeat Miami (Ohio) 90-83 Tuesday night.

Kent State (15-15, 9-8 Mid-American) has won two straight, but lost a chance for a first-round bye in the MAC Tournament after Eastern Michigan also won Tuesday.

The Golden Flashes owned the boards 43-30 — Pippen pulled down a career-best 18 rebounds — and shot 66 percent from the floor and 100 percent from the line in the overtime, outscoring Miami 15-8.

Pippen blocked Darrian Ringo’s potential game-winner with two seconds left, but Miami still appeared to have won the game in regulation when Nike Sibande drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer. After review, the shot was ruled to have been after time expired.

Dalonte Brown led the RedHawks (15-15, 8-9) with 19 points, Sibande added 17. Ringo, sixth in the nation with 211 assists before the game, dished 11 to become Miami’s all-time leader for assists in a single season, breaking a record set in 1985.

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