Miami of Ohio had gone ahead 56-55 on two Allen Roberts free throws with 24 seconds to play. Before that, the Mastodons (4-2) had taken their first lead of the game, 54-52, on Frank Gaines’ jumper with 3:29 left, capping a 28-12 run that erased a 40-26 Miami lead.
Will Felder missed a desperation shot at the buzzer for the RedHawks (3-3).
Joe Edwards led a balanced scoring attack with 10 points for IPFW. Hines, Gaines and Michael Kibiloski added nine apiece.
Felder had 15 points and eight rebounds to lead Miami, and Roberts scored 11 points.
The win was just the Mastodons’ third in 24 games all-time against Mid-American Conference teams, and its first in two games against the RedHawks.