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Jesse Berry scored 15 points and Chris Bond 13 as Ball State defeated Central Michigan 71-52 on Wednesday night.
Randy Davis added 12 points and Tyrae Robinson 10 for the Cardinals (14-14, 5-10 Mid-American), who snapped a nine-game conference losing streak. They clinched no worse than the No. 10 seed in next week's MAC tournament.
Andre Coimbra had 16 points and 14 rebounds and Trey Zeigler 14 points for the Chippewas (9-20, 4-11).
Ball State never trailed and shot 25 of 43 (58.1 percent) from the floor, the first time it finished above 50 percent since a game against Northern Illinois on Jan. 21 - its last MAC win before Wednesday.
Central Michigan trailed 32-26 at the break and thwarted its own comeback hope by shooting just 29 percent (9 of 31) in the second half.
Jarrod Jones had seven points and 10 rebounds for the Cardinals.
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After six games away from home to open the season, the Mizzou baseball team will host Ball State in its 2012 home-opening series this weekend at Simmons Field at Taylor Stadium. The Tigers and Cardinals will open their three-game series at 6 p.m. on Friday (March 2) and will play at 2 p.m. Saturday (March 3) before hosting the series finale at 1 p.m. Sunday (March 4).
Ball State football's defensive coordinator Jay Bateman sat down with the athletics media relations office for a Q&A as the Cardinals head into Spring Practice.
The new Be A Fan features Larry Wrather, an in-studio visit from MVB head coach Joel Walton, plus exclusives on Zach Fields, Jazmin Hitchens and Pierre Sneed.
The Spartans (8-6), host their final doubleheader of the season on Saturday as they take on Ball State and Cleveland State. The first match of the day against Ball State is scheduled to begin at noon with Cleveland State to follow as the night cap at 6 p.m. Both matches will take place at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility.
The Ball State softball team opens its spring break trip Friday, when it battles South Alabama at 10 a.m. in the 2012 Citrus Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
The Ball State women's basketball team (9-20) heads to Central Michigan (16-14) Saturday for the First Round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament.
The Ball State women's basketball team lost 70-65 in its last Mid-American Conference regular season game to Toledo Tuesday night in Worthen Arena.
Toledo wrapped up its regular season in fine fashion with a 70-65 victory at Ball State on Tuesday in Worthen Arena. With tonight's win and an Eastern Michigan loss, the Rockets have secured a share of their third-consecutive MAC West Division title.
Central Michigan makes the trip to Muncie, Ind., on Wednesday for CMU's final regular season road game. The Chippewas and Ball State Cardinals meet in Worthen Arena at 7 p.m.
The 2012 Ball State baseball digital guide is now available online at www.ballstatesports.com. The guide was produced by the BSU athletics media relations department and 180 Communications.
The Ball State women's tennis team earned a 6-1 defeat over in-state rival Butler Wednesday afternoon. With the win the Cardinals are now 5-5 on the season.
The Ball State men's basketball team never trailed in 71-52 victory over Central Michigan Wednesday evening in MAC West Division action at Worthen Arena
After leading the Ball State softball team with a .583 batting average last week, sophomore Audrey Bickel has been named MAC West Division Player of the Week.
You know him from the gym. Standing at 6-foot-10 and weighing 275-lbs., he's hard to miss. But, do you really know junior Zach Fields?