MUNCIE, Ind. -- Chris Bond scored 20 points, including the go-ahead dunk in the second half, to lift Ball State to an 87-83 win over Southeast Missouri State on Monday night.
Ball State took a 40-35 advantage into the break but the Redhawks (2-2) kept it close, briefly recapturing the lead in the second half on a Nino Johnson dunk, who drew the foul and made it a three-point play, 71-69 with four minutes remaining.
But the Cardinals pushed right back with a free throw by Berry, followed by Bond's go-ahead dunk with 3:51 left, retaking the lead they wouldn't relinquish.
Jarekious Bradley led Southeast Missouri State with 26 points and nine rebounds.
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.
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