Scores

Final

Ball State 59

(3-15, 2-4 MAC)

Ohio 61

(13-6, 4-2 MAC)

    2:00 PM ET, January 26, 2008

    Convocation Center, Athens, Ohio

    1 2 T
    BALL 35 2459
    OHIO 23 3861

    Top Performers

    Ball State: A. Newell 24 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Ohio: L. Williams 23 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Ohio 61, Ball St. 59

    Associated Press

    ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Jerome Tillman's jumper with five seconds left capped Ohio's second half comeback and lifted the Bobcats to a 61-59 victory over Ball State on Saturday.

    Ohio (13-6, 4-2 Mid-American) trailed 35-23 at the half, but the Bobcats chipped away at the Cardinals' lead and went ahead 53-51 on Bert Whittington's layup with 2:10 remaining. Ball State (3-15, 2-4) tied it at 59 on Anthony Newell's 3-pointer with 26 seconds left, setting up Tillman's jumper.

    Ball State closed the first half with a 16-8 run to take a 35-23 lead.

    Leon Williams scored 23 points and had 12 rebounds for the Bobcats, while Whittington added 14 points. Newell scored 24 points and made 4-of-7 3-point attempts.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BALL
    OHIO
    Points 59 61
    FG Made-Attempted 22-45 (.489) 22-52 (.423)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-16 (.438) 4-14 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-17 (.471) 13-19 (.684)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 4

    2007-08 Season

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