Freeman’s shot lifts Ohio over Miami (Ohio) 70-68

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ATHENS, Ohio (AP)—Tommy Freeman hit a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left to give Ohio University a 70-68 victory over Miami (Ohio) on Wednesday night.

DeVaughn Washington tied his career high with 25 points for the Bobcats (6-13, 6-8 Mid-American Conference) and Freeman scored 19 points, going 6-for-8 on 3-pointers.

The RedHawks (12-16, 8-6), who led by as many as 10 points in the first half and 28-22 at halftime, had regained a 67-66 lead with 9 seconds left on a jumper by Kenny Hayes.

Hayes scored 17 of his 20 points in the second half.

Washington scored a layup and four free throws for Ohio, which had come back to lead 66-65 after trailing 64-59 with 1:53 left.

Both teams shot well in the second half, with Ohio at 57.1 percent (16-for-28) and Miami at 63.6 percent (14-for-22). But the Bobcats were more effective on 3-pointers, going 5-for-8 in the second half to Miami’s 1-for-5.

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 Miami (OH)
Kenny Hayes Kenny Hayes
6-11,  20 Pts
2 Rebs, 6 Assists
 Ohio
DeVaughn Washington DeVaughn Washington
8-12,  25 Pts
3 Rebs, 0 Assists

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