Sophomore forward Tahjai Teague reaches for a layup against Central Michigan, Jan. 16 at John E. Worthen Arena. Teague had 10 points to the 82-76 victory over Central Michigan. Grace Hollars, DN
Ball State matches season-high turnovers numbers in 71-53 loss to Miami
Ball State tied its season-high in turnovers in its 71-53 loss against Miami Saturday.
The Cardinals (12-7, 3-3 MAC) had 21 turnovers against the RedHawks (10-9, 3-3 MAC). Coming into the game, Ball State averaged 13.4 coming turnovers per game coming into the matchup.
Ball State also had 19 personal fouls compared to Miami's 10 on the day. The RedHawks executed once it got into the bonus shooting 84.2 percent (16-19) from the free throw line. Two different Cardinal players fouled out of the game. Freshman Zach Gunn fouled out with 8:58 remaining in the game and junior Tayler Persons fouled out at the 1:28 mark.
Junior center Trey Moses led the way for Ball State with 18 points and seven rebounds. Persons finished with 12 as the only other player to finish in double digit points. Ball State cut climbed within 13 points after going on a 6-0 run in the second half, but Miami extended its lead to 18 by the time the game was over.
Miami had four players - Darrian Ringo (21), Logan McLane (20), Bam Bowman (12) and Nike Sibande (10) - finish in double digits. As a team, the RedHawks shot 38.6 percent (22-57) from the field and 47.8 percent (11-23) from 3-point range. Comparatively, Ball State shot 47.9 percent (23-48) and 25 percent (3-12) from 3-point range.
Ball State travels to Kent State (9-9, 3-2 MAC) on Jan. 23 for its next game.