Conor Hockett

Timely guard play sparked a 15-point comeback in the second half by the Ball State men's basketball team Saturday.

Freshman Jesse Berry poured in all 17 of his points in the second half and junior Randy Davis scored eight points in the final 3:30 to hold off Central Michigan.

Berry didn't score in the last two games and missed matching his career-high by one point.

Ball State trailed 19-34 at halftime before rattling of 46 points in the second half. The final score was 65-58.

Central Michigan shot 41.7 percent for the game, but went seven minutes without a field goal at the end of the game. Ball State made its run during this stretch to take the lead.

Davis finished with 13 points and Jarrod Jones and Tyrae Robinson added 11 points each for the Cardinals.

The win puts Ball State a half game up on Western Michigan in the Mid-American Conference West Division standings. Western Michigan plays Eastern Michigan Sunday as it tries to match the Cardinals' 9-5 record.