MIAMI, Ohio -- Antonio Ballard scored 12 points and three others reached double figures as Miami (Ohio) defeated Southeast Missouri 69-53 on Saturday.
Miami led 40-32, then put the game out of reach with a 22-6 run for a 62-38 lead after a layup by Ballard with 4:10 to play.
Miami shot 50 percent (10-for-20) in the first half and made 43.4 percent for the game (23-for-53).
Marland Smith scored 28 points, including six 3-pointers, to lead Southeast Missouri (7-21), which has lost six games in a row. Smith made 9 of 18 field goals, but Southeast Missouri shot only 32.7 percent from the field (18-for-55).