Ball State meets BG in MAC quarters
No. 11 seed Ball State (16-16, 7-12) vs. No. 3 seed Bowling Green (20-11, 12-6)
Mid-American Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland; Thursday, 8 p.m....
Defense shines as Ball St. beats E. Michigan 61-43
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Tahjai Teague recorded 15 points as Ball St. topped Eastern Michigan 61-43 in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tourney on Monday night. Ishmael El-Amin added...
Ball State, E. Michigan meet in MAC tourney
No. 11 seed Ball State (15-16, 6-12) vs. No. 6 seed Eastern Michigan (15-16, 9-9)
Mid-American Conference Tourney First Round, Convocation Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Monday, 6 p.m....
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Levi Bradley had 22 points as Northern Illinois topped Ball State 64-57 on Friday night.
Eugene German had 15 points for Northern Illinois (15-16, 8-10 Mid-American...
Ball State looks for home win vs N. Illinois
Northern Illinois (14-16, 7-10) vs. Ball State (15-15, 6-11)
John E. Worthen Arena, Muncie, Indiana; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Ball State looks for its fourth straight win over...
Thompson IV carries E. Michigan over Ball St. 68-61
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — James Thompson IV had 20 points and 23 rebounds as Eastern Michigan beat Ball St. 68-61 on Tuesday night.
Thompson, who had eight offensive and 15 defensive boards,...
E. Michigan looks to sweep Ball State
Ball State (15-14, 6-10) vs. Eastern Michigan (14-15, 8-8)
Convocation Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Ball State seeks revenge on Eastern Michigan after...
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — K.J. Walton registered 15 points as Ball State narrowly beat Western Michigan 60-58 on Saturday.
WMU rallied from a 10-point deficit to tie the game at 55-all with...
W. Michigan seeks revenge on Ball State
Ball State (14-14, 5-10) vs. Western Michigan (8-20, 2-13)
University Arena in Read Fieldhouse, Kalamazoo, Michigan; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
Ball State looks to extend streak vs Toledo
Toledo (21-6, 9-5) vs. Ball State (14-13, 5-9)
John E. Worthen Arena, Muncie, Indiana; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Ball State looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head...
Ball State looks to seep C. Michigan
Central Michigan (18-8, 7-6) vs. Ball State (14-12, 5-8)
John E. Worthen Arena, Muncie, Indiana; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Central Michigan seeks revenge on Ball State after...
Miami (Ohio) holds off Ball St. 69-66 behind Ayah, Sibande
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Precious Ayah set career highs with 11 points and 13 rebounds and Miami (Ohio) held off Ball State 69-66 on Tuesday night.
Persons scores 15 to lead Ball State past Akron 57-56
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Tayler Persons registered 15 points and nine rebounds and Trey Moses' tip-in basket with 7 seconds remaining carried Ball State to a 57-56 victory over Akron on Saturday.
K.J. Walton had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Cardinals (14-11, 5-7 Mid-American Conference). Tahjai Teague added nine rebounds and Moses grabbed nine rebounds to go with six points.
Mallers scores 22 to lift Ball St. past W. Michigan 79-59
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Kyle Mallers had a career-high 22 points plus 10 rebounds as Ball State romped past Western Michigan 79-59 on Saturday.
Tayler Persons had 15 points for Ball St. (13-11, 4-7 Mid-American Conference), which broke its four-game home losing streak. Brachen Hazen added 11 points. K.J. Walton had 11 points for the home team.
Williams lifts Kent State over Ball State 83-80 in OT
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Antonio Williams followed his desperation 3-pointer and scored the winning layup with 2.7 seconds left in overtime to help Kent State beat Ball State 83-80 on Saturday.
Williams threw it hard off the backboard from beyond the 3-point line, raced into the lane for the rebound and finished in the air. Ball State turned it over by throwing it out of bounds and C.J. Williamson iced it with two free throws.
Miami (OH) downs Ball State 71-65 behind Bowman, Ringo
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Bam Bowman scored 16 points, Darrian Ringo added 15 with six assists and five steals, and Miami (OH) held off Ball State 71-65 on Tuesday night after the Cardinals hit 1 of 11 from 3-point range.
Dalonte Brown made three 3s and scored 13 points and Nike Sibande added 11 points for the Redhawks (10-9, 2-4 Mid-American Conference), who hit 9 of 24 3-pointers and shot 51 percent but were outrebounded 36-27.
Walton scores 24, leads Ball State down stretch to beat CMU
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — K.J. Walton scored 16 of his career-high 24 points in the second half to lead Ball State to an 83-72 victory over Central Michigan on Saturday.
The Chippewas had a five-point lead when Walton had a steal and dunk to spark an 18-3 run to give Ball State a 71-61 lead with five minutes left. Walton scored 10 points with three dunks during the stretch. CMU pulled within nine points but didn't get closer.
Ohio beats Ball State 70-52 for first conference win
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Teyvion Kirk scored 19 points with nine rebounds and Ohio used a big first half to beat Ball State 70-52 on Saturday for its first Mid-American Conference win this season.
Jason Carter added 13 points with nine boards and Doug Taylor scored 11. Jason Preston dished out eight assists.
Tayler Persons scored 16 points and K.J. Walton and Zach Gunn had 10 each with Trey Moses pulling down 13 rebounds.
Ball State ends Toledo’s 10-game winning streak
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Tahjai Teague scored 20 points with three 3-pointers and 12 rebounds, and Ball State ended Toledo's 10-game win streak with a 79-64 victory in a Mid-American Conference opener Friday night.
Teague posted his second double-double this season. Tayler Persons scored 21 points on 10-of-17 shooting, Trey Moses added 17 points and K.J. Walton 14 for the Cardinals (10-4), who won their fourth straight and ninth in their last 10 games by taking down the defending MAC West champions.
Thompson scores 19 points and Ball St. routs Delaware St.
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Josh Thompson scored 19 points to lead eight Ball State players in double figures and the Cardinals defeated Delaware State 116-57 on Saturday.
Tahjai Teague had 16 points, K.J. Walton had 13 points and seven rebounds, and Tayler Persons had 16 points and seven assists for the Cardinals (9-4). Nine players played at least 16 minutes for the Cardinals, with the eight in double figures. Zach Gunn had eight points, six rebounds and two assists.
Teague’s double-double helps Ball State beat Valpo 77-61
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Tahjai Teague had his first double-double of the season and K.J. Walton scored 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting to help Ball State beat Valparaiso 77-61 Monday night.
Teague sparks surge; Ball St. holds off Loyola Chicago 75-69
CHICAGO (AP) — K.J. Walton scored 22 points and Ball State held off Loyola Chicago for a 75-69 victory on Wednesday night for its fifth straight win.
Walton made 11 of 14 field goals. Tahjai Teague added 14 points, and Tayler Persons and Zach Gunn chipped in 12 apiece for the Cardinals (6-3), who shot 57 percent (28 of 49) from the floor.
Teague scores 19 points, Ball State beats IUPUI 85-75
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tahjai Teague scored 19 points with nine rebounds and three steals, Tayler Persons added 16 points with eight rebounds, and Ball State beat IUPUI 85-75 on Saturday for its fourth straight win.
Zach Gunn scored 11 points and K.J. Walton and Kyle Mallers added 10 apiece for the Cardinals (5-3), who shot 56 percent and made 21 of 30 free throws.
Ball State shoots 59 percent, rolls past D-II Tiffin 108-62
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Tayler Persons scored 20 points, Trey Moses had 14 points and 17 rebounds and Ball State rolled to a 108-62 victory over Division II Tiffin on Tuesday night.
Both Persons and Moses were 7 of 10 from the field. Zach Gunn added 17 points, made four 3-pointers and grabbed eight rebounds for Ball State (4-3). K.J. Walton and Tahjai Teague added 15 points apiece. The Cardinals shot 59 percent from the floor and made nine 3-pointers.
Missouri Preview Capsule
Last season: 8-24.
Coach: Cuonzo Martin.
Conference: Southeastern Conference.
Who's gone: G Frankie Hughes (transfer to Duquesne), G K.J. Walton (transfer to Ball State), F Russell Woods, F Willie Jackson (transfer to Toledo).
Barnett, Missouri beat Arkansas 83-78
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's worst conference losing streak in school history just ended on Saturday night against the same opponent as when it began.
Jordan Barnett scored 17 points and K.J. Walton added 16, helping Missouri beat Arkansas 83-78.
Missouri (6-16, 1-9 SEC) fell 84-72 on Feb. 20, 2016 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, beginning a streak of 14 consecutive SEC losses.
Kevin Puryear had 15 points and eight rebounds, and Cullen Van Leer scored 12 points.
Walton helps Missouri defeat Northwestern State 84-60
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri guard K.J. Walton has made seven career starts, all of which occurred last season.
Five games into the 2016 season, it would appear Walton is embracing his role.
After scoring a career-high 20 points off the bench in a 67-62 win over Tulane six days ago, Walton scored 19 points and grabbed four rebounds as Missouri coasted to an 84-60 victory over Northwestern State Saturday.