VERMILLION, S.D. -- Jesse Berry scored 22 points and freshman Marcus Posley added a season-high 20 off the bench, helping Ball State sweep its home-and-home series with South Dakota with an 80-73 victory Saturday night.
Majok Majok continued to dominate the glass, pulling down 13 rebounds to go along with 11 points for the Cardinals (5-4), who got their first road win of the season. Ball State also beat South Dakota 62-51 at home on Dec. 8 in a series sandwiched around finals week.
South Dakota stayed close throughout the second half and pulled within 63-62 on Karim Rowson's layup with 2:44 left, but Ball State scored the next six, capped by Posley's two free throws with 1:02 left, to put the game away.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.