MUNCIE, Ind. -- Kenneth Faried finished with 13 points and 15 rebounds and Morehead State rallied in the second half to beat Ball State 50-48 Monday night.
The Eagles (13-8) trailed for most of the first 30 minutes and by as much as 10 but led the rest of the way after taking their first lead.
Jarrod Jones scored 14 points and had 10 rebounds for the Cardinals (13-5), who had their seven-game winning streak snapped.
Down 32-27 after Chris Bond's dunk with 13:48 remaining, Morehead State surged ahead with a 10-0 run. Sam Goodman scored on consecutive layups to make it 32-31 before Terrance Hill's 3-pointer with 9:42 remaining put the Eagles ahead. Ty Proffitt followed with another 3.
Morehead State pushed its lead to seven before Ball State cut the margin to one with 4:17 left. After hitting two free throws with 57 seconds remaining, Randy Davis missed a layup at the buzzer.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season, sources told ESPN.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
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