NCAA Basketball

Ball State Cardinals (21-13)


Tue. 2/28 Fri. 3/3 Thu. 3/9 Fri. 3/10 Wed. 3/15
@ Toledo 
W 82-74
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vs. NIU 
W 87-82
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vs. WestMi 
W 66-63
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@ Akron 
L 70-74
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@ IPFW 
L 80-88
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Akron pushes into MAC final with 74-70 win over Ball State

CLEVELAND (AP) With a spot in the MAC title game up for grabs, Akron coach Keith Dambrot didn't draw up any fancy plays.

He gave his players simple, direct instructions.

"Just get the big guy the ball," he said.

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Leaders
Points: T. Persons15.5
Rebounds: T. Moses8.3
Assists: T. Persons4.9
FG%: T. Persons47.9%
FT%: T. Persons76.3%
3P%: S. Sellers41.5%
Steals: T. Persons1.3
Blocks: T. Moses1.1
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga36-1
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 North Carolina31-7
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga36-1
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 UCLA31-5
7 Duke28-9
8 North Carolina31-7
9 Oregon33-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Mid-American Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
East
Akron 14-4 27-9
Ohio 11-7 20-11
Buffalo 11-7 17-15
Kent State 10-8 22-14
Bowling Green 7-11 13-19
Miami (OH) 4-14 11-21
West
Ball State 11-7 21-13
Western Michigan 11-7 16-16
Toledo 9-9 17-17
Eastern Michigan 7-11 16-17
Northern Illinois 7-11 15-17
Central Michigan 6-12 16-16
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 78.7 (51)
Rebounds: 9.9 (220)
Assists: 15.6 (47)
FG%: 46.1% (79)
FT%: 71.7% (121)
3P%: 37.9% (53)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 75.5 (257)
Rebounds: 27.8 (24)
Assists: 12.2 (93)
FG%: 42.2% (86)
FT%: 71.8% (255)
3P%: 35.6% (215)
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