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.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.