McKinney leads Arkansas St. past Ball State

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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP)—Eric McKinney had 20 points and 16 rebounds as Arkansas State rallied to beat Ball State 54-53 on Saturday afternoon.

JeJuan Brown added 11 points and six rebounds for the Red Wolves (4-1).

Brandon Lampley scored 18 points and Anthony Newell added 16 points for Ball State (3-2), though Newell shot just 5-for-15 from the field.

Ball State led 32-27 at halftime and led by as many as nine points in the second half before the Red Wolves began chipping away at the lead.

Brown made a layup with 1:30 to play to give Arkansas State its first lead of the second half. Newell had a chance to tie the game, but he missed the second of two free throws with 20 seconds left, and Ball State never scored again.

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 Arkansas St.
Eric McKinney Eric McKinney
8-11,  20 Pts
16 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Ball St.
Brandon Lampley Brandon Lampley
5-8,  18 Pts
3 Rebs, 1 Assists

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