MUNCIE, Ind. -- Jesse Berry scored 21 points to help Ball State beat Norfolk State 62-61 on Wednesday night.
Ball State led 29-23 at halftime, but at 4:45 in the second half, Norfolk State was ahead by five points.
Each team had 12 turnovers, but Ball State made 15 points off Norfolk State turnovers. But the Spartans beat Ball State in rebounding 36-28.
Rob Johnson led the Spartans with 16 points and seven rebounds. Malcolm Hawkins scored 15 points, Pendarvis Williams had 14 and Kievyn Lila-St. Rose had 11. Jamel Fuentes had nine assists for Norfolk State (6-10).
The game was the first ever between Ball State and Norfolk State in men's basketball.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|