In a game that Ball State trailed by as many as 17 points, the final two seconds is what determined the outcome.
With two seconds remaining and Ball State trailing by three points, it was Rob Robbins, who had not played but less than a minute up to that point, that was given the responsibility of tying the game with a 3-point shot.
With Theron Smith inbounding the ball, Robbins was dished the ball approximately 30 feet out. And with an open look, Robbins' shot fell just a couple of inches short, bouncing off the front of the rim as the buzzer sounded. Because of the missed shot, Ball State fell to Miami (Ohio) 80-77.
Ball State's biggest plague Saturday afternoon was it's free throw shooting. Something that has been fairly reliable for the Cardinals this season ended up hurting Ball State finishing the game 11-24 from the charity strip shooting only 44 percent.
Theron Smith finished as the Cardinals leading scorer with 20 points. It was however, the first time in seven games that Smith was unable to reach a double-double.
Leading the way for Miami was Doug Davis with 21 points with teammate Danny Horace tallying just one less point with 20 points.
Check Monday's edition of the Daily News for full game coverage.