Central Michigan 61, Ball St. 59

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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP)—Giordan Watson scored 26 points to lead Central Michigan to a 61-59 victory over Ball State Thursday night as the Cardinals missed a last-second 3-point shot.

Robbie Harman added 10 points for the Chippewas (11-15, 6-7 Mid-American Conference) and made a one of two free throws with seven seconds left to give them a two-point lead.

Anthony Newell led the Cardinals (9-18, 5-8) with 16 points. Skip Mills added 13 points and seven rebounds for Ball State.

Peyton Stovall hit a free throw with nine seconds remaining that cut the Central Michigan lead to one point, but Mills missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer. Ball State finished 3-of-17 (17 percent) from 3-point range.

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 Cent. Michigan
G. Watson G. Watson
10-17,  26 Pts
2 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Ball St.
A. Newell A. Newell
6-13,  16 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists

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