Miami (Ohio) 69, SE Missouri 53

Antonio Ballard scored 12 points and three others reached double

figures as Miami (Ohio) defeated Southeast Missouri 69-53 on


Julian Mavunga and Orlando Williams each scored 11 points, and

Kenny Hayes added 10 for Miami (12-15), who snapped a two-game

losing streak. Nick Winbush contributed with 13 rebounds.

Miami led 40-32, then put the game out of reach with a 22-6 run

for a 62-38 lead after a layup by Ballard with 4:10 to play.

Miami shot 50 percent (10-for-20) in the first half and made

43.4 percent for the game (23-for-53).

Marland Smith scored 28 points, including six 3-pointers, to

lead Southeast Missouri (7-21), which has lost six games in a row.

Smith made 9 of 18 field goals, but Southeast Missouri shot only

32.7 percent from the field (18-for-55).