FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Mario Hines' layup with 2 seconds left capped a comeback from a 14-point second-half deficit and gave IPFW a 57-56 homecoming-game victory over Miami of Ohio on Saturday night.
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).
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.
There's nothing to suggest the Jayhawks won't end up atop the Big 12 for a 13th season in a row. But what about a return to the Final Four?
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.