N. Illinois rally sends Huskies past Ball St. 66-65 (Mar 02, 2018)
Northern Illinois won despite shooting 37 percent from the field to 45 percent for Ball State, but the Cardinals missed half their 24 free throws.
Tahjai Teague's layup gave Ball State (19-12, 10-8) a 58-52 lead with 4:45 left. But Thorpe's 3 with 2:06 reduced the Huskies' deficit to 61-59 before Persons made and layup and Teague made a pair of free throws with 1:33 left and Cardinals never scored again. Thorpe converted a 3-point play and German added a layup and the game-winner.
Persons led Ball State with 23 points and Teague had 14.