Mavunga, Miami (Ohio) hold off Kent State 62-60

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OXFORD, Ohio (AP) Julian Mavunga hit two free throws with 3 seconds left as Miami (Ohio) held off a late surge by Kent State for a 62-60 Mid-American Conference victory Tuesday night, snapping a two-game losing streak and splitting the season series.

Mavunga finished with 17 points and eight rebounds and Quinten Rollins had 18 points for the RedHawks (9-17, 5-8), who led by 10 early and 27-22 at halftime.

Miami held a 49-37 advantage with 9:34 remaining, but the Golden Flashes tied it at 58 with 1:17 left on a Justin Greene jumper.

After Rollins and Greene traded baskets, making it 60-60, Mavunga hit his foul shots and Kent State couldn't get off a quality last-second shot.

Randal Holt's 15 points led the Golden Flashes (19-8, 9-4), who had a 33-25 rebounding advantage.

Kent State, which has lost two straight after a seven-game winning streak, defeated Miami 71-67 on Jan. 11.

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