Illinois Lose Close One To Miami, 61-58(OT)
Dec. 20, 2007
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Michael Bramos scored 19 points and Tim Pollitz added 17 to lead Miami of Ohio to a 61-58 overtime road upset of struggling Illinois Thursday.
Bramos scored 14 of his points after halftime, including a 3-pointer with 2:23 left in extra time to ice the win for Miami of Ohio (6-4).
The Illini trailed for all but the last few seconds of the second half's last 10 minutes.
Down by four points at 52-48 with 49 seconds left, Randle drove the lane and laid in easy shot to cut the lead to two.
Twenty-two seconds later Randle grabbed a rebound in the lane and dropped it in for a 52-52 tie and extra time.
Miami looked to its bench in overtime. And that's where it found Bramos, who hit a pair of free throws in front of a loud Assembly Hall crowd, along with the 3-pointer that won the game.