Ball State downs Central Michigan men’s basketball team, 65-51

MOUNT PLEASANT (AP) — Mickey Pearson Jr.’s 13 points helped Ball State defeat Central Michigan 65-51 on Tuesday night.

Pearson added six rebounds for the Cardinals (17-7, 8-3 Mid-American Conference). Jaylin Sellers was 4 of 7 shooting, including 2 for 4 from distance, and went 2 for 4 from the line to add 12 points. Demarius Jacobs was 3 of 6 shooting and 5 of 6 from the free throw line to finish with 12 points.

Brian Taylor finished with 20 points, seven rebounds and two steals for the Chippewas (8-16, 3-8). Markus Harding added 11 points for Central Michigan. Reggie Bass also had nine points and eight assists.


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