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Ball State advances to face top seed Akron in MAC tourney

CLEVELAND (AP) Francis Kiapway scored 16 points, Trey Moses posted a double-double and Ball State made 3 of 6 free throws in the final minute in beating Western Michigan 66-63 in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament on Thursday.

Moses had 11 points and 14 rebounds, Franko House added 14 and nine and Ryan Weber scored 10 points for the Cardinals (21-11), who will take on top-seeded Akron in a Friday semifinal.

Cardinals point guard Tayler Persons was injured midway through the first half, taking a knee to the head from teammate Jeremie Tyler as they were diving for a loose ball. Persons was bleeding as he was helped off the court. Ball State coach James Whitford said after the game that Persons was taken to the hospital for precautionary checks, got several stitches and was in the concussion protocol.

Points: T. Wilder19.3
Rebounds: B. Johnson5.5
Assists: T. Wilder3.8
FG%: T. Wilder45.8%
FT%: T. Wilder83.2%
3P%: T. Wilder44.4%
Steals: T. Wilder1.3
Blocks: S. Dugan0.6
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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Mid-American Standings
  W-L W-L
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
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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