Kent St. 66, Ball St. 53

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Randal Holt scored a game-high 21 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead Kent State to a 66-53 win over Ball State on Thursday night.

The Golden Flashes (13-7, 4-2 Mid-American) broke a 4-4 tie midway through the first half when Holt hit his first 3-pointer. Kent State led the rest of the way and by as many as 16 points in the second half.

Rodriquez Sherman added 15 points for the Golden Flashes while Justin Greene scored 12.

The Cardinals (13-6, 5-1) kept it close before the break on 45.5 percent shooting from the field, but they fell off to 30 percent in the second half as Kent State pulled away.

Malik Perry and Chris Bond led Ball State with 12 points each while Randy Davis and Jauwan Scaife added 10 apiece.