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Ball State Defeats Central Michigan 85-68 - Recap
Ball State grabbed a 85-68 win over Central Michigan on Tuesday, behind a 16-point effort from Tahjai Teague at John E. Worthen Arena.
Bettors who backed Ball State were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -6.5 at sportsbooks.
Kyle Mallers had 15 points for Ball State and Ishmael El-Amin chipped in with 12 points. Josh Thompson had 4 assists for them, while Tahjai Teague was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.
Central Michigan got 19 points from Rob Montgomery in a losing cause and another 19 points from Dallas Morgan. Devontae Lane contributed 5 assists for them, while David DiLeo had 7 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Ball State were victorious, as the score was $HalfScore at the break.
Ball State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 43-25.
Next game, Ball State takes its act on the road to face Northern Illinois looking for another win. For Central Michigan, they head home to face Western Michigan.