Scores

Final

Ball State 89

(14-14, 7-8 MAC)

W Michigan 85

(18-11, 9-6 MAC)

7:00 PM ET, March 5, 2013

University Arena in Read Fieldhouse, Kalamazoo, Michigan

1 2 T
BALL 40 4989
WMU 28 5785

Top Performers

Ball State: J. Berry 28 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

Western Michigan: S. Whittington 28 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 Blk

Ball St. 89, W. Michigan 85

Associated Press

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Jesse Berry scored 28 points, including five 3-pointers, off the bench, and Ball State held off a late Western Michigan rally for an 89-85 victory Tuesday night.

Jauwan Scaife added 21 points for the Cardinals (14-14, 7-8 Mid-American). Chris Bond had 16 points, and Majok Majok scored 11 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.

Shayne Whittington had 28 points and 12 rebounds for the Broncos (18-11, 9-6), who failed to clinch their sixth MAC West Division title. WMU is tied with Toledo atop the division, but the Rockets are ineligible for postseason play because they failed to meet NCAA academic standards.

Ball State led by as many as 19 midway through the second half, but WMU rallied in the closing minutes before the Cardinals made enough free throws to secure the win.

Each team finishes its regular season Saturday. WMU hosts Central Michigan, while Ball State hosts Northern Illinois.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BALL
WMU
Points 89 85
FG Made-Attempted 24-53 (.453) 30-62 (.484)
3P Made-Attempted 6-14 (.429) 7-21 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 35-46 (.761) 18-33 (.545)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 31 (0/0)
Largest Lead 12 3

2012-13 Season

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