KENT: With two seconds on the clock, Miami University had an opportunity to give Kent State its fourth home loss of the season on Tuesday night at the M.A.C. Center.

With the game tied, freshman guard Nike Sibande (17 points) got a clean look at the basket and nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. But after looking at the replay, referees ruled that he didn’t get the shot off in time and the Golden Flashes and RedHawks went to overtime.

Sophomore forward Danny Pippen, 17 points and 18 rebounds off the bench, took full control in the overtime period and scored Kent State’s first seven points to lead the Golden Flashes to a 90-83 Mid-American Conference win.

“He really saves us and cleans up a lot of our mistakes,” senior guard Kevin Zabo said. “I love him and Coach [Rob Senderoff] is lucky to have him for a few more years.”

Kent State ended the second half on a 5-0 run in the final 41 seconds, capped off with a steal by sophomore forward Mitch Peterson that led to a layup by Zabo, who finished the night with a game-high 21 points.

“It all started with Mitch,” Zabo said. “It was a great steal by Mitch.”

The Golden Flashes had five players score in double figures, including juniors Jalen Avery (17 points), Adonis De La Rosa (16 points) and Jaylin Walker (15 points).

Despite the loss, junior guard Darrian Ringo filled almost every column on the stat sheet for Miami (15-15, 8-9 MAC), ending the night with seven points, nine rebounds, 11 assists and six steals.

“He’s a good player and he’s tough to defend,” Senderoff said. “I’m not sure we did a great job against him, but we did as good as we could. He makes a lot of plays for their team.”

Freshman Dalonte Brown led the RedHawks with 19 points, and freshman Isaiah Coleman-Lands added 15 points off the bench.

Zabo and fellow senior guard Desmond Ridenour played in their final home game as members of the Kent State basketball program. Ridenour, who transferred as a walk-on from Duquesne after one season, said these past three seasons have been a dream fulfilled.

“As a whole, Kent State has been the best three years of my life,” Ridenour said. “It was fun getting a win tonight and it was fun last year with the confetti falling. My senior year, I want it to happen again.”

Zabo transferred from Indian Hills Community College after spending a year at San Diego State.

Kent State (15-15, 9-8 MAC) is still in the running to possibly claim the fourth seed in the MAC Tournament and earning a bye into the quarterfinals.

The Golden Flashes will play rival Akron for the second time at 7 p.m. on Friday. Kent State won the first meeting 76-68 at home.