Raiders Rally to Edge Miami on 3 Point Buzzer Beater

Todd Brown’s game winning 3 point shot as the buzzer sounded helped Wright State rally and edge Miami 58-57 Saturday night at the Nutter Center in front of 3,813 fans.

Wright State was led in scoring by Troy Tabler coming off the bench with 14 points. Jordan Pleiman scored 13 points and grabbed 6 rebounds, and Todd Brown recorded 8 points.

Tim Pollitz had 15 points, Michael Bramos and Aaron Moorsman contributed 9 points for the Miami Redhawks.

Miami had its biggest lead by 16 points at halftime with the score of 44-28 before Wright State would comeback and rally in the second half.

Wright State’s defense and Miami’s poor second half shooting only allowed the Redhawks to score 13 second half points. Wright State took advantage of it and tied the game at 55 at 1:47 after Vaughn Duggins made 2 free throws.

The teams would exchange possessions on missed baskets to take the lead. Miami would take a full timeout with 25 seconds left in the game after Wright State missed on its possession to take the lead. Kenny Hayes scored the go-ahead shot with 5 seconds remaining in the game.

After Kenny Hayes made it, Wright State took a 20 second timeout to set up a play for a last second shot. Vaughn Duggins passed it to Todd Brown and Todd Brown shot the trey at the buzzer as Wright State would comeback and rally to edge Miami.

Once Kenny Hayes made the go-ahead basket, I thought the game was over for Wright State and Miami had won the game and there was a very slim chance for the Raiders to win the game. I thought it was payback from last year when DaShaun Wood made the game winning basket for Wright State to win the game.

Not only did the Raiders prove me wrong, but so did the Flyers. When I saw the score on scoreboards, I thought they both were going to lose given the score at the time, but the Dayton Flyers and Wright State Raiders made great comebacks and rallied in the second half to edge Miami by 1 point this season on game winning shots.

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