OXFORD, Ohio – A potential Miami RedHawks victory slipped through the cracks in Cancun Challenge action Sunday when an Elon Phoenix player slipped into position for an off-balance tip-in with .07 seconds left to give visiting Elon a 70-68 win at Millett Hall.
Kevin Blake, a 6-3 senior guard who saw eight minutes of playing time, put himself in the right place at the right time for the Phoenix, who had been banking on a basket by guard Luke Eddy. The sophomore guard scored 15 of his game high points in the second half and played a key role in Elon’s critical stretch run.
When Miami (2-4) tied the contest with a pair of Chris Bryant free throws with 20 seconds remaining, Elon (3-3) was able to play for the last shot. Eddy definitely had the hot hand, but he missed his shot off the drive with three seconds left. Blake managed to get in for an off-balance tip. After bouncing around on the rim briefly, it fell through to give Elon the victory