Scores

Final

Cent Michigan 71

(10-18, 3-13 MAC)

Ball State 74

(5-22, 2-14 MAC)

    2:00 PM ET, March 1, 2014

    John E. Worthen Arena, Muncie, Indiana

    1 2 T
    CMU 29 4271
    BALL 30 4474

    Top Performers

    Central Michigan: C. Fowler 26 Pts, 5 Reb, 9 Ast, 2 Stl

    Ball State: M. Majok 14 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Ball State survives rally, wins 74-71 over CMU

    Associated Press

    MUNCIE, Ind. -- Majok Majok had 14 points and 14 rebounds and Jesse Berry scored 20 Saturday to lead Ball State over Central Michigan 74-71.

    Tyler Koch's layup with 3:13 left put Ball State up 60-52, and the Cardinals (5-22, 2-14 Mid-American) made 14 of 16 free throws from there to hold on for the win.

    Chris Fowler had 26 points, nine assists and five rebounds for Central Michigan (10-18, 3-13). During the final 2 minutes, Fowler scored 11, including a pair of 3-pointers, to help the Chippewas close the gap while Ball State made its free throws.

    Ball State turned the ball over with 2.3 seconds left after Rayshawn Simmons cut the deficit to 74-71 on a 3-pointer, but Fowler missed a potentially game-tying 3 at the buzzer.

    Zavier Turner scored 12 and Chris Bond 10 as Ball State snapped a 10-game losing streak.

    Braylon Rayson added 11 points for CMU.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CMU
    BALL
    Points 71 74
    FG Made-Attempted 24-56 (.429) 23-55 (.418)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-25 (.360) 8-26 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-22 (.636) 20-28 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 18 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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