Ball State beats NIU 77-68, keeps pace in MAC West
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Trey Moses had 23 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks, Tahjai Teague was one rebound shy of a double-double and Ball State beat Northern Illinois 77-68 on Tuesday night.
Ball State (19-9, 10-5 Mid-American Conference) got its seventh victory in its past eight to move within a game of West leader Toledo (11-4).
Moses, Teague lead Ball State over Kent State 87-68
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Trey Moses scored 22 points, Tahjai Teague had 20 points and 14 rebounds and Ball State cruised to an 87-68 victory over Kent State on Friday night.
Ball State (16-9, 7-5 Mid-American Conference) has won four of its last five games. Kent State (12-13, 6-6) has lost three straight.
Moses was 9 of 10 from the field and Teague was 8-of-12 shooting. Sean Sellers added 15 points and Tayler Persons had 13, and the duo combined for six of the Cardinals' eight 3-pointers.
Persons drains last-second 3, Ball State beats Bowling Green
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Tayler Persons drained a 3-pointer with one second left to give Ball State a 59-56 victory over Bowling Green on Tuesday night.
Persons, who had just two points in the first half, stepped behind a Trey Moses screen and ripped the net for the winner. It is the fifth time this season that Persons has hit either the tying or winning shot for the Cardinals. He finished with 15 points.
Zabo’s hot hand in OT lifts Kent State over Ball State 88-80
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Zabo scored seven of his 21 points in overtime and Danny Pippen finished with a double-double to power Kent State to an 88-80 victory over Ball State on Tuesday night.
Pippen scored 11 with 16 rebounds for the Golden Flashes (10-10, 4-3 Mid-American Conference), who beat the Cardinals for a 15th straight time. Adonis De La Rosa finished with 15 points and eight rebounds, Jaylin Walker scored 17 with seven boards and Jalen Avery and BJ Duling added 10 points each.
Ball State holds off Central Michigan for 82-76 victory
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Jeremie Tyler drilled five from distance to total 21 points as Ball State finished strong to hold off Eastern Michigan 82-76 on Tuesday night.
Trey Moses had his fifth double-double in the last eight games with 13 points and 11 rebounds, Tayler Persons added 12 points with eight rebounds and Sean Sellers chipped in 11 points for Ball State (12-6, 3-2 Mid-American Conference).
Buffalo snaps Ball State’s 9-game win streak
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Jayvon Graves and Jeremy Harris scored 16 apiece and combined to hit seven 3-pointers as Buffalo rolled to an 83-63 win over Ball State on Saturday, snapping the Cardinals' nine-game win streak.
Ball State defeats Florida A&M 75-54 for 8th-straight win
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Tahjai Teague scored 16 points and Ball State defeated Florida A&M 75-54, winning its eighth straight in a final nonconference game Friday night.
Trey Moses scored 10 points with 10 rebounds for the Cardinals (9-4) and Tayler Persons scored 10 points with four assists.
Ball State held a 39-30 advantage on the boards and outscored Florida A&M 24-16 in the paint and 15-6 on second-chance points.
Ball State wins its 7th straight, tops Jackson State 70-54
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Kyle Mallers, Sean Sellers and Francis Kiapway each scored 11 points and Ball State won its seventh straight game, knocking off Jackson State, 70-54 on Friday night.
The Cardinals, who also have won their last seven straight home games, have won seven straight for the first time since the 2010-11 season.
Ball State shocks No. 9 Notre Dame
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ball State had never come close against Notre Dame, let alone beat the Fighting Irish.
Both changed Tuesday night on Tayler Persons' left-wing 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds remaining as the Cardinals shocked the ninth-ranked Fighting Irish 80-77 at Purcell Pavilion.
"I'm going to create shots for myself," Persons said after confidently dribbling down the clock against Rex Pflueger. "Just stay aggressive. I've always had the same mindset — just hit more shots."
Teague lead’s balanced Ball State past IUPUI 83-64
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Tahjai Teague scored 14 points and led a balanced Ball State team past IUPUI 83-64 on Saturday.
Five players reached double figures for the Cardinals (4-4) with Trey Moses and Kyle Mallers scoring 12 apiece, Tayler Persons and Sean Sellers 11 each. Ball State made 31 of 58 field goals (53 percent) and knocked down 10 3-pointers, Sellers leading with three.
Teague leads balanced Ball State to 81-57 win over D-II foe
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Tahjai Teague scored 16 points on seven of nine shooting, led five players into double figures and Ball State opened a lengthy home stand by controlling the boards in an 81-57 defeat of Division II Oakland City on Tuesday night.
Teague grabbed nine rebounds, including seven off the defensive glass where the Cardinals collected 30 of their 37 rebounds as Oakland City shot just 35 percent from the floor.
Ball State downs Indiana State 93-85 behind Persons, Sellers
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Tayler Persons scored 18 points, Sean Sellers had 14 points and eight rebounds and Ball State shot 63.4 percent from the floor to beat Indiana State 93-85 on Saturday in the 133rd meeting since 1922.
Jontrell Walker and Tahjai Teague scored 13 points apiece, Francis Kiapway added 11, and the Cardinals (2-4) made 29 of 47 shots with 11 3-pointers.