The RedHawks seemed to be in control until about 5 minutes into the second half when Akron forced Miami into a scoring drought of almost four minutes. With about six minutes left Akron finally took the lead on a Nate Linhart three pointer.
For the final five minutes both teams traded the lead back at forth. In the final thirty seconds, Dru Joyce made one of two attempts from the free throw line to tie the game, and a desperation attempt by Doug Penno fell short, sending the game into overtime.
In the extra session, Miami was paced by Michael Bramos, who had five of their six points in overtime. Akron failed to capitalize on several good looks in overtime, including a jumper by Nick Dials that would've tied the game right before the buzzer sounded.
Miami was led by MAC player of the year candidate Tim Pollitz who had 17 points. Also contributing big for the RedHawks were Nathan Peavy with 14 points, Bramos with 11, and Penno who had 12 points while shooting 3 for 4 from long range. Akron had three players score 15 points: Dru Joyce, Jeremiah Wood, and Romeo Travis.