College basketball: Ohio tops Miami in overtime

Jordan Dartis scored 23 points, including the go-ahead basket in overtime, to lift Ohio past Miami University for a 92-87 win Saturday.

Dartis had seven of Ohio’s 13 points in the extra period and put the Bobcats (11-15, 4-10 Mid-American Conference) on top for good with a put-back that made it 88-87 with 49 seconds to play. Teyvion Kirk added 18 points, Kevin Mickle got 12 and Doug Taylor chipped in 10 for Ohio, which shot 52 percent from the field to pick up its second win in the past eight games.

Miami (13-14, 6-8) trailed by as much as 15 midway through the second half but erased the deficit with a 13-3 run capped with a pair of free throws from Nike Sibande to tie it at 79 at the end of regulation and force overtime.

Bam Bowman hit two quick buckets to put Miami on top early in the extra period before Ohio dug in, with Dartis and Kirk each getting a pair of free throws in the final 19 seconds to seal it.

Sibande finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds for Miami, which has lost four in a row. Dalonte Brown and Darrian Ringo added 16 points apiece and Bowman had 11 points.

With exactly 200 previous meetings, the Bobcats are Miami’s most often played rival. Ohio now holds a 109-92 lead and has won 13 of the past 14 meetings, including both league matchups last season.

Miami returns home Tuesday to welcome MAC co-leader Buffalo to Millett Hall for a 7 p.m. tip. The game will air live on ESPN3.

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