Roberts’ 3-pointer gives Dayton 63-62 win over Miami
OXFORD, Ohio (AP)—Brian Roberts’ 3-pointer with five seconds remaining capped a second-half comeback that lifted Dayton over Miami of Ohio Wednesday night 63-62.
Miami (3-2) opened the game with 10 straight points and didn’t trail in the game until Roberts’ 3-pointer. The RedHawks led by as many 19 during a first half that saw Michael Bramos make seven 3-pointers on his way to scoring 25 points—seven more than Dayton (4-1).
But the Flyers stormed back in the second, closing to within one with 3:34 left and then staying close until the game’s final minute.
Bramos made two free throws to expand the RedHawks’ lead to three with 23 seconds left. Roberts followed that with a jumper, and then Bramos missed one free throw and made another to give Miami a two-point lead with 13 seconds left. Roberts hit his 3-pointer seconds later.
Roberts had 20 points, Kurt Huelsman had 14 and Chris Wright 12 for Dayton, which shot 67.9 percent in the second half after shooting just 30.4 percent in the first.
The Flyers also out-rebounded Miami 15-7 and outscored the RedHawks 45-29 in the second.
Bramos finished with 36 points and nine 3-pointers—both career-highs. Tim Pollitz added 13 points for Miami.