OXFORD, Ohio -- Michael Bramos scored 34 points, including a late 3-pointer and layup during a decisive 8-0 run, as Miami beat Kent State 68-63 Sunday afternoon.
The win kept Miami (16-11, 9-5 Mid-American) within a game of Bowling Green and Buffalo in the conference's East Division.
The RedHawks led narrowly for most of the second half until Kent State's Al Fisher hit a 3-pointer with 4:54 remaining to give the Golden Flashes a 56-54 lead. Fisher's free throw a minute later put Kent State back in front after a brief tie.
Antonio Ballard scored 13 points and Dierkers added 10 for Miami.