Ball St. 58, Butler 55
Jarrod Jones scored 21 points, including a jumper with 48
seconds left that turned out to be the game-winner, and Ball State
hung on to beat Butler 58-55 on Saturday.
Jones added eight rebounds for the Cardinals (6-2). Khyle
Marshall led the Bulldogs (4-6) with career highs of 21 points and
16 rebounds off the bench.
Ball State never trailed and led by as many as 13 in the first
half, but Marshall’s jumper with 1:20 to play tied it at 54. After
Jones gave the Cardinals the lead back, Andrew Smith missed a
game-tying layup with 35 seconds left. Butler got the offensive
rebound, but Ronald Nored turned the ball over.
The Bulldogs still had a chance to tie it after Jauwan Scaife
missed two free throws with 18 seconds left, but Marshall had
another turnover for Butler. Two Randy Davis free throws sealed the
win for Ball State.