Ball St. 76, Ohio 73

Tyrae Robinson’s basket with 2 minutes remaining in overtime put

Ball State ahead for good and gave the Cardinals a 76-73 win over

Ohio in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament

on Thursday night.

Jesse Berry scored 20 points to lead Ball State (19-12), which

scored the last nine points of regulation to tie the score with the

defending tournament champions.

Ball State, the tournament’s fourth seed, faces top-seeded Kent

State in the semifinals Friday night. Second-seeded Western

Michigan meets sixth-seeded Akron in the other semifinal.

D.J. Cooper and DeVaughn Washington led fifth-seeded Ohio

(18-15) with 19 points apiece.

Randy Davis’ 3-pointer with 3:22 left in overtime gave Ball

State a 71-68 lead, but Nick Kellogg’s three-point play tied it

with 2:17 to play. Robinson’s basket in the lane put Ball State up

for good.