Scores

Final

W Michigan 69

(6-9, 0-1 MAC)

Ball State 78

(9-4, 1-0 MAC)

    2:00 PM ET, January 7, 2012

    John E. Worthen Arena, Muncie, Indiana

    1 2 T
    WMU 29 4069
    BALL 36 4278

    Top Performers

    Western Michigan: D. Ward 16 Pts, 6 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl

    Ball State: J. Jones 20 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Ball St. 78, W. Michigan 69

    Associated Press

    MUNCIE, Ind. -- Jarrod Jones scored 20 points to lead Ball State to a 78-69 victory over Western Michigan in a Mid-American Conference opener Saturday.

    Randy Davis added 16 points and Chris Bond and Jesse Berry 11 each for the Cardinals (9-4), who won their third in a row and are now 7-0 at home. Bond grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.

    Demetrius Ward scored 16 points and Matt Stainbrook 14 for the Broncos (6-9).

    Jones, who notched his fourth straight game of at least 20 points, went 7 of 15 and made all six free throws.

    The Cardinals never trailed and led by 16 points midway through the second half.

    Ball State outshot Western Michigan 45.5 percent (25 of 55) to 40.3 percent (25 of 62) and forced 14 turnovers while committing only nine.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WMU
    BALL
    Points 69 78
    FG Made-Attempted 25-62 (.403) 25-55 (.455)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-20 (.250) 5-17 (.294)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-22 (.636) 23-29 (.793)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 16

    2011-12 Season

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