Last-second shot gives Miami, Ohio 56-54 victory

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP)—Kenny Hayes hit a long jump shot with less than a second remaining Thursday to give Miami, Ohio a 56-54 victory over Western Michigan.

Hayes finished with 16 points and five assists for the RedHawks (9-13, 6-3 Mid-American). Julian Mavunga added 14 points and seven rebounds, while Antonio Ballard had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

David Kool led Western Michigan (12-10, 4-5) with 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Martelle McLemore added 17 points.

Kool gave the Broncos a 54-52 lead on a jump shot with 1:20 remaining before Antonio Ballard hit two free throws with 1:01 left to tie it back up for the RedHawks. Kool had two more chances to take the lead, but he missed from outside, grabbed his own rebound and missed again at the 0:40 mark, setting up Miami’s final possession.

Neither team shot well, with Miami hitting 36.7 percent from the field and Western Michigan 34 percent.

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 Miami (OH)
Kenny Hayes Kenny Hayes
8-15,  16 Pts
5 Rebs, 5 Assists
 W. Michigan
David Kool David Kool
5-15,  19 Pts
10 Rebs, 3 Assists

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