Akron pushes into MAC final with 74-70 win over Ball State

CLEVELAND (AP) With a spot in the MAC title game up for grabs, Akron coach Keith Dambrot didn't draw up any fancy plays. He gave his players simple, direct instructions. ''Just get the big guy the ball,'' he said. The Zips did just that as center Isaiah Johnson bulled his way inside for two baskets in the final two minutes, sending Akron past Ball State 74-70 in the semifinals...
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March 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Akron moves into MAC final with 74-70 win over Ball State

CLEVELAND (AP) Isaiah Johnson and Antino Jackson scored 19 points apiece as Akron moved into the Mid-American Conference Tournament's title game by holding off Ball State 74-70 in the semifinals on Friday night. The MAC's player of the year, Johnson muscled inside for two baskets in the final two minutes as the top-seeded Zips (26-7) advanced to the championship for the ninth...
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March 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Ball State advances to face top seed Akron in MAC tourney

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),...
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March 09, 2017  |  Discuss

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...
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March 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Persons his 6 3s, scores 29; Ball State beats Toledo 82-74

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Tayler Persons had 31 points, including a career-high six 3-pointers, seven rebounds and five assists and Ball State beat Toledo 82-74 on Tuesday night to maintain at least a share of first place in the West Division of the Mid-American Conference with one regular-season game remaining. Franko House scored 17 with eight boards and four assists, Ryan Weber added...
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February 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Western Michigan beats Ball State to tie Cardinals for lead

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) Tucker Haymond scored 21 points and Western Michigan beat Ball State 80-55 on Saturday to move into a first-place tie with the Cardinals in the Mid-American West Division. Thomas Wilder added 16 points and Brandon Johnson 10 for the Broncos (13-15, 9-7), who have won seven of their last eight games, including six in a row, after starting conference play 2...
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February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

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...
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February 21, 2017  |  Discuss

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...
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February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

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. The Cardinals started the extra session with a Jeremie Tyler 3, Franko House had a 3-point play and a jumper, and a Weber 3 capped an 11-0 run from which Northern Illinois...
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February 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Johnson's buzzer-beater lifts Akron over Ball State 65-63

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Isaiah Johnson scored 20 points, grabbed nine rebounds and hit a jumper at the buzzer to lift Akron over Ball State 65-63 on Tuesday night. Johnson caught an inbounds pass with 2.3 seconds left along the baseline and swished a shot over a defender at the buzzer. Officials added 0.2 seconds to the clock, but the Cardinals' desperation shot bounced off the rim...
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February 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Buffalo hits 11 3-pointers, routs Ball State 96-69

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Blake Hamilton had 25 points and eight assists to lead Buffalo in a 96-69 rout of Ball State on Friday night. Buffalo (11-12, 5-5 Mid-American) has won back-to-back games since a pair of one-point losses. Ball State (15-8, 6-4) had its three-game win streak snapped. Hamilton finished 9-of-15 shooting, and Nick Perkins added 21 points for the Bulls, who shot...
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February 03, 2017  |  Discuss

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...
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January 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Ball State outlasts Western Michigan 84-78

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Tayler Persons scored 24 points, Franko House added 18, and Ball State outlasted Western Michigan for an 84-78 win on Saturday. Western Michigan trailed the entire second half, but Thomas Wilder twice cut the deficit to two - first on a jumper with 4:05 left to make it 71-69, and one possession later answering House's 3-pointer at 74-72. Tucker Haymond's jumper...
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January 28, 2017  |  Discuss

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. House was coming off a 1-for-5 three-point game, his lowest output of the season, in a 79-74 loss at Bowling Green on Saturday. The loss ended a three-game win streak for...
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January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

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...
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January 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Ball State defeats Buffalo 92-77 with balanced scoring

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Tayler Persons scored 17 points and made six assists leading six players into double figures as Ball State walloped Buffalo 92-77 in Mid-American Conference play on Saturday. Ryan Weber and Jeremie Tyler each scored 17 points off the bench for Ball State (11-6, 2-2). Franko House scored 13 while Francis Kiapway and Sean Sellers added 10 each. The Cardinals shot...
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January 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Ball State builds big 1st-half lead, cruises by Miami (Ohio)

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Franko House scored 20 points and Ball State secured its first Mid-American Conference victory of the season with an 85-74 win over Miami (Ohio) on Tuesday night. House shot just six times from the field, hitting five, but made up for it at the free throw line with a 10-for-12 effort. Francis Kiapway finished with 13 points and Tayler Persons added 12 for the...
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January 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Bowling Green downs Ball State 76-71 behind Lillard's 19

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Antwon Lillard scored four of his 19 points in the final 1:47, Demajeo Wiggins added 17, and Bowling Green rallied to beat Ball State 76-71 on Saturday to end a six-game losing streak on the road. Trailing 38-35 at halftime, the Falcons rallied to a 46-45 lead with 16:26 left on Zack Denny's jumper, which sparked an 11-0 run capped by Wiggins' layup. The Cardinals...
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January 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Kent State beats Ball state 100-90 in MAC opener

KENT, Ohio (AP) Jaylin Walker scored 21 points, Jimmy Hall added 20 with nine rebounds and five assists, and Kent State made all 31 of its free throws to beat Ball State 100-90 in Tuesday night's Mid-American conference opener for both teams. Kevin Zabo scored a career-high 18 points, Deon Edwin had 14, and Desmond Ridenour 13 for the Golden Flashes (9-5), who forced 26 Cardinals...
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January 03, 2017  |  Discuss

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...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Turner's 26 leads Manhattan past St. Francis Brooklyn, 61-54

NEW YORK (AP) Zavier Turner hit seven 3-pointers and scored 26 points as Manhattan used a strong second half to top St. Francis Brooklyn 61-54 on Tuesday night. A transfer from Ball State, Turner was 7 of 9 from beyond the arc and 9 of 14 overall from the field to continue a strong offensive streak. Turner entered the game averaging just under 19 points in his last eight games...
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December 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Kiapway leads balanced Ball State past Longwood 61-45

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Francis Kiapway scored 10 points, Sean Sellers nine and four others had eight apiece as a balanced Ball State defeated Longwood 61-45 on Monday night. Kiapway made 4 of 9 shots from the floor while Sellers scored on three 3-pointers - all coming in quick succession in a 16-2 breakaway to open the second half. Ryan Weber mixed in a trey among the trio of long...
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December 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Ball State starts fast, blows past Bradley 80-63

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Trey Moses had 17 points and nine rebounds and Tayler Persons added 15 points with six assists as Ball State took an early led and rolled to an 80-63 win over Bradley on Tuesday night. Moses was 5 of 9 from the floor and grabbed five offensive boards. Sean Sellers nailed 4 of 6 from distance for 14 points, Ryan Weber added 13 and Tahjai Teague chipped in 11 for...
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December 06, 2016  |  Discuss

IUPUI comes on late to beat Ball State 73-62

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Darell Combs scored 21 points, Matt O'Leary added 20, and IUPUI used a second-half surge to beat Ball State 73-62 on Saturday. IUPUI (3-5) trailed 52-41 with 14:37 left, but Combs scored nine points in a 17-4 run to put the Jaguars in front 58-56 with 7:16 remaining. Combs capped the run with back-to-back 3-pointers, two of his four makes from the arc. Ball...
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December 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Weber scores 24, Ball State beats NAIA Indiana-Kokomo 92-52

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Ryan Weber poured in a season-high 24 points, Tahjai Teague and Francis Kiapway each scored 18 points and Ball State defeated NAIA-member Indiana-Kokomo 92-52 on Tuesday night. Teague made 8 of 10 shots and grabbed 10 rebounds for his first career double-double. Kiapway sank 6 of 10 3-pointers. Tayler Parsons dished out a career-best 14 assists for Ball State...
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November 29, 2016  |  Discuss
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