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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 State 99-86 on Thursday night.
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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 12 points for the Cardinals, who held the Eagles to 29.4 percent shooting, the...
Levi Bradley had 22 points as Northern Illinois topped Ball State 64-57 on Friday night.
James Thompson IV had 20 points and 23 rebounds as Eastern Michigan beat Ball St. 68-61 on Tuesday night.
K.J. Walton registered 15 points as Ball State narrowly beat Western Michigan 60-58 on Saturday.
Marreon Jackson posted 19 points as Toledo topped Ball St. 80-72 on Tuesday night.
Kevin McKay had 17 points and 19 rebounds to lead Central Michigan to a 64-57 win over Ball St. on Saturday.
Precious Ayah set career highs with 11 points and 13 rebounds and Miami (Ohio) held off Ball State 69-66 on Tuesday night.
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.
Kyle Mallers had a career-high 22 points plus 10 rebounds as Ball State romped past Western Michigan 79-59 on Saturday.
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.
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.
Dontay Caruthers scored 21 points and No. 18 Buffalo cruised to its 21st straight home victory, 83-59 over Ball State on Tuesday night.
Jason Carter scored all 16 points in the second half and Gavin Block 13 of his 15 to rally Ohio to a 78-74 victory over Ball State on Saturday.
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.
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.
Justin Turner scored 17 of his 20 points in the first half, Daeqwon Plowden had 19 points and eight rebounds and Bowling Green edged Ball State 79-78 on Tuesday night for its eighth straight victory.
Indiana coach Archie Miller and Purdue coach Matt Painter relied exclusively on in-state talent for their new recruiting classes.
Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer
Couple of interesting mid-major games today: Buffalo at Ball State, Princeton at Penn. Perhaps the two best teams in the MAC and Ivy, respectively.
Joe Lunardi Senior Writer, ESPN.com
Games I'd Pay To See (06Jan2018): Oklahoma@WVU, Kansas@TCU, UNC@Virginia, Seton Hall@Butler, Kentucky@Tennessee, Buffalo@Ball State, Princeton@Penn.