Ball State beats NIU 77-68, keeps pace in MAC West
Ball State (19-9, 10-5 Mid-American Conference) got its seventh victory in its past eight to move within a game of West leader Toledo (11-4).
Tayler Persons scored 11 of his 14 points before halftime for Ball State. Moses had 12 points and eight rebounds in the first half and later reached his ninth double-double, and Teague finished with 13 points and nine rebounds. Sean Sellers made two 3-pointers to tie Jesse Berry for the top spot on Ball State’s all-time list with 224 career 3s.
The Cardinals started the game on an 8-0 run for their fourth straight game with an opening lead of at least 7-0.