Jihad scores 26 as Ball State knocks off Detroit Mercy 68-65

Published Dec. 6, 2023 10:09 p.m. ET

DETROIT (AP) — Basheer Jihad scored 26 points as Ball State beat Detroit Mercy 68-65 on Wednesday night.

Jihad added 10 rebounds and three blocks for the Cardinals (7-2). Mickey Pearson Jr. scored 15 points while going 4 of 7 and 6 of 6 from the free throw line, and added seven rebounds. Jalin Anderson was 3 of 11 shooting, including 2 for 7 from 3-point range, and went 4 for 6 from the line to finish with 12 points.

The Titans (0-9) were led by Jayden Stone, who posted 18 points, seven rebounds and six steals. Detroit Mercy also got 11 points and seven rebounds from Marcus Tankersley. Edoardo Del Cadia also recorded 11 points and six rebounds.



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