CLEVELAND (AP) — Demajeo Wiggins had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Dylan Frye added 20 points and Bowling Green moved into the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament by beating Ball...
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....
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....
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...
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...
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...
McKay carries Cent. Michigan past Ball St. 64-57
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Kevin McKay had 17 points and 19 rebounds to lead Central Michigan to a 64-57 win over Ball St. on Saturday.
Larry Austin Jr. had 16 points for Central Michigan (19-8,...
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...
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.
Persons’ free throw lifts Ball State over NIU 72-71
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Tayler Persons hit six 3-pointers and scored 29 points, including the game-winning free throw with two seconds left, and Ball State beat Northern Illinois 72-71 on Tuesday night to end a four-game skid.
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.
Jackson lifts E. Michigan over Ball State 84-82 in 2OT
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Elijah Minnie scored 25 points with a career-high six 3-pointers, Paul Jackson added 15 points and the winning free throws, and Eastern Michigan beat Ball State 84-82 in the second overtime on Tuesday night for its first win against the Cardinals since March 3, 2015.
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.
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.
Feehan scores 29, Evansville beats Ball State 89-77
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Shea Feehan poured in a career-high 29 points and all five Evansville starters scored in double figures in an 89-77 victory over Ball State on Sunday.
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.
Teague scores 21 as Ball State opens with 86-69 win
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Tahjai Teague scored 21 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Ball State pulled way in the second half to defeat Indiana State 86-69 in a season opener Tuesday night.
Tayler Persons added 16 with K.J.Walton and Brachen Hazen scoring 15 each. Hazen led the Cardinals with nine rebounds with Teague adding seven and Persons handing out five assists. Trey Moses blocked four shots to tie his career high while also reaching 100 for his career.
Western Michigan ends Ball State’s 5-game win streak 87-80
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Reggie Jones had 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists and Western Michigan beat Ball State 87-80 and snapped the Cardinals' five-game winning streak on Friday night.
Thomas Wilder added 18 points for the Broncos (17-12, 9-7 Mid-American Conference), who didn't lead until a 9-0 run made it 59-54 in the second half. Bryce Moore added 14 points and Josh Davis scored 12.
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 to 90-77 win over Akron
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Trey Moses and Tahjai Teague both recorded double-doubles as Ball State pulled away in the second half to beat Akron 90-77 in Mid-American Conference action on Tuesday night.
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.
Teague has double-double, Ball St. cruises past Toledo 75-63
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Tahjai Teague had 21 points and 11 rebounds, and Ball State beat Toledo 75-63 on Tuesday night to snap the Rockets' seven-game win streak.
Toledo (15-7, 7-2 Mid-American Conference) missed out on a chance to pull into a first-place tie with conference leader Buffalo (16-6, 8-1), which lost to Kent State 82-79. Ball State (14-8, 5-4) has won back-to-back games.
Ball State outlasts Akron, red-hot Ivey 111-106, 2OT
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Tayler Persons and Tahjai Teague each scored 26 points, Trey Moses poked the ball away from Akron's red-hot Jimond Ivey with four seconds left and Ball State held on for a wild, 111-106 double overtime victory on Saturday, its first series win against Akron since 2004.
Ivey scored a career-high and stadium-record 48 points, breaking the previous Worthen Arena scoring record of 41 set by Bonzi Wells and Earl Boykins, both of whom went on to careers in the NBA.
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.
Ringo, McLean spur Miami (OH) to 71-53 win over Ball State
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Darrian Ringo knocked down all five of his 3-pointers and scored a career-high 21 and Logan McLane scored 20 points to lead Miami (Ohio) to a 71-53 win over Ball State on Saturday.
Ringo and McLane had each had five steals, a career-best for McLane. The two combined to shoot 58 percent (15 of 26) from the floor, including 7 of 8 from beyond the arc for the RedHawks (10-9, 3-3 Mid-American Conference).
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).
Moses, Persons fuel Ball State comeback over Ohio, 75-68
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Trey Moses and Tayler Persons each scored 16 points and Ball State used a big second-half run to take the lead and post a 75-68 win over Ohio in a Mid-America Conference battle Tuesday night.
James Gollon drilled 3-pointer as time expired to send Ohio into intermission with a 31-29 lead and the Bobcats opened the second half on a 6-0 run.
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.
Mount Pleasant — David DiLeo scored 22 and Cecil Williams added 14 points as Central Michigan routed Ohio, 75-50, in both teams' Mid-American Conference opener Tuesday night.
Shawn Roundtree added 13 points and Luke Meyer 12 for the Chippewas (12-2).
Central Michigan outrebounded Ohio, 44-35, with Williams pulling down nine boards.
Ball State tops Eastern Michigan 72-62 for 10th straight win
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Kyle Mallers had 17 points, Trey Moses scored 13 with 10 rebounds and Ball State rolled to a ninth straight victory, beating Eastern Michigan 72-62 in a Mid-American Conference opener on Tuesday night.
Mallers hit 7 of 10 shots from the floor and snagged seven rebounds for the Cardinals (10-4), while Tahjai Teague chipped in with 12 points, eight boards and four assists.
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.
Persons’ last-second 3 lifts Ball St over Valparaiso 71-70
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Tayler Persons scored 23 points, including seven straight down the stretch and the game-winning 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds left, and Ball State beat Valparaiso 71-70 on Saturday to win its fifth straight.
The Crusaders regained the lead 60-56 after an 11-2 run capped by Bakari Evelyn's 3-pointer, but the Cardinals led 68-67 on Persons' jumper with 2:08 to go.
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.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Francis Kiapway scored 16 points, Trey Moses posted a double-double and Ball State made 3 of 6 free throws in the final minute in beating Western Michigan 66-63 in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament on Thursday.
Moses had 11 points and 14 rebounds, Franko House added 14 and nine and Ryan Weber scored 10 points for the Cardinals (21-11), who will take on top-seeded Akron in a Friday semifinal.
Ball State beats Northern Illinois 87-82
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Franko House scored 22 points, the Cardinals made 13 of 30 from behind the arc, and Ball State held off Northern Illinois 87-82 in a regular-season finale on Friday night.
Tayler Persons scored 14 points, and Trey Moses and Ryan Weber added 12 apiece for the Cardinals (20-11, 11-7), who entered the game in a five-way tie for the No. 2 spot in Mid-American Conference standings with Ohio, Buffalo, Western Michigan and Kent State.
House, Ball St rally from 19-point deficit, beat E Michigan
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Franko House had 16 points, six rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots, Ryan Weber scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half and Ball State rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat Eastern Michigan 79-72 on Tuesday night.
Tayler Persons scored 16 as well, Sean Sellers had nine of his 11 points after halftime, and Trey Moses grabbed 11 rebounds for Ball State (18-10, 9-6 Mid-American), which maintained first place in the West division of the conference standings.
Ball St. wins overtime shootout over C. Michigan 109-100
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Tayler Persons scored 32 points to lead seven Ball State players in double figures and the Cardinals earned a 109-100 overtime win against Central Michigan on Saturday.
Sean Sellers' 3 with 2:05 left in overtime gave the Cardinals a 97-94 lead they'd keep the rest of the way.
Braylon Rayson's 3 tied the game at 90 with 18.9 seconds left in regulation. Francis Kiapway's 3 rimmed out for Ball State (17-10, 8-6 Mid-American).
Weber’s 3 barrage leads Ball St. by N. Illlinois 81-72 in OT
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Ryan Weber scored 23 points shooting 7 for 11 from 3-point range and Trey Moses had 10 points and 12 rebounds to lead Ball State to an 81-72 overtime win over Northern Illinois on Tuesday night.
Ohio blows big lead, still edges Ball State 79-77
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Jordan Dartis led a balanced attack with 16 points and Ohio held on to defeat Ball State 79-77 on Friday night after losing a 19-point halftime lead.
The Bobcats led by as many as 25 before settling for a 49-30 lead at the half after shooting 62 percent and making 7 of 12 3-pointers.
Ball State scored eight straight, cutting the deficit to 62-55 on Kyle Mallers' 3-point play with 10:29 remaining.
Persons scores 26 with 8 assists, Ball St beats Toledo 81-80
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Tayler Person tied his season high with 26 points and had eight assists, Francis Kiapway hit two late free throws and Ball State held off Toledo for an 81-80 win on Tuesday night to take sole possession of first place in the West Division of the Mid-American Conference.
Franko House had 19 points and nine rebounds, Tahjai Teague scored 16 and Trey Moses added eight points with 11 rebounds for Ball State (15-7, 6-3), which has won three in a row and six of its last seven.
House, Ball State rebound 88-80 at Eastern Michigan
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Franko House scored 17 points with nine rebounds and three blocked shots and Ball State made all four free throws in the final 20 seconds to defeat Eastern Michigan 88-80 on Tuesday night.
Moses’ 3rd double-double leads Ball St past Central Michigan
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Trey Moses scored a career-high 20 points, on 7-of-8 shooting, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked a career-best four shots as Ball State pulled away in the second half for a 98-83 win over Central Michigan on Tuesday night.
Tayler Persons added 18 points, Franko House scored 16 on 7-of-11 shooting, Francis Kiapway added 14 points and Jeremie Tyler 10 for Ball State.
House sparks Ball St to 4th straight, tops Alabama St 73-48
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Franko House scored 15 points and Ball State surged to a double-digit lead in the first half to beat Alabama State, 73-48, Thursday night for their fourth-straight win.
The Cardinals led by just four, 23-19 with three minutes to play in the first half. Trey Moses dunked to spark an 8-1 run to close out the half and send Ball State into intermission with an 11-point lead, 31-20.
Persons leads Ball State past Eastern Kentucky in OT, 91-86
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Tayler Persons scored in the final minute of overtime to give Ball State the lead and the Cardinals held off Eastern Kentucky from the line to take a 91-86 victory Saturday.
Dillon Avare hit a 3-pointer with 1:16 left in regulation to tie the game at 78-78 and Persons missed two free throws with three seconds left to force overtime.