MUNCIE, Ind. – The Ball State males’s basketball staff was again contained in the pleasant confines of Worthen Enviornment for a Mid-American Convention matchup offered by Stoops Automotive Group on Tuesday. Jarron Coleman led the staff with a game-high 27 factors, however BSU dropped one to Buffalo 91-65.
The Cardinals fell to 13-7 and 4-3 in MAC play, whereas the Bulls improved to 10-10 total and 4-3 in league play.
“Hats off to Buffalo,” mentioned Head Coach Michael Lewis. “Glorious gameplan, they got here in from the start and went proper at us. Similar to what Kent State did. We didn’t reply. We didn’t have combat. There was numerous work finished by this staff over the past couple of months, to place themselves ready to play in entrance of a crowd like we did once more tonight. To place that sort of effort on the ground, is a humiliation of a efficiency that you could have.”
Coleman tied a profession excessive with seven made 3-pointers on his approach to a 27-point effort, the fourth time of the season and second within the final three contests. He added a game-high three steals to associate with 4 rebounds and two assists. Jaylin Sellers was the one different participant in double figures for the Cardinals with 10 factors. He introduced down three rebounds, had two assists, and tied a team-high two blocks.
The Bulls got here out of the gates robust and opened on a 14-3 run within the recreation’s first 4:30 of motion. Buffalo outscored Ball State 9-3 over the following 2:25 of recreation motion and prolonged their result in 23-6 with 13:16 left till the break.
The Cardinals began to select up the tempo and depth. BSU outscored UB 9-6 over 2:52 that was capped off by a Sellers block, rebound, and a fastbreak layup. Ball State minimize the deficit to 32-12 with 9:59 left on the clock.
Ball State ended the primary half by outscoring Buffalo, 15-13, however the Bulls took a 45-27 lead into the break.
The Cardinals opened the second have robust and outscored the Bulls 20-11. BSU minimize the deficit to simply 9 factors, 56-47, with 14:08 left in regulation.
Buffalo went on to outscore Ball State 35-18 over the rest of the sport and claimed a 91-65 victory.
As a staff, the Bulls completed the sport 59.7 % from the sector, 50.0 % from 3-point vary, and 85.7 % from the free-throw line. Curtis Jones tied a game-high 27 factors to steer UB. Armoni Foster added 20 factors, whereas Isaiah Adams collected 12 factors and Yazid Powell tallied 11.
The Cardinals return to motion on Saturday with a visit to Illinois and a matchup with Northern Illinois. Leap is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. ET.
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