Ball State vs Ohio

Ohio 59, Ball St. 55


ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - Walter Offutt scored five of his 13 points in the final 3 minutes to help Ohio hold on for a 59-54 win over Ball State Saturday.

The Bobcats (17-4, 5-2 Mid-American Conference) led 34-27 at halftime and pushed their lead to 43-31. The Cardinals then went on a 15-3 run.

Ball State (12-6, 4-3) took its first lead since the game's opening five minutes, 54-43, on Tyler Koch's 3 with 3:19 remaining. Offutt then made a layup, missed the ensuing chance at a three-point play and Jarrod Jones missed one of his two foul shots for the Cardinals, making it 55-55 with 2:33 to go.

Offutt broke the tie with a layup and then made a free throw to put the Bobcats up by three with 27 seconds left.

Jones finished with 11 points and 15 rebounds and Chris Bond had 14 and 12 for the Cardinals.

Copyright 2016 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Ball State (12-7)272855
Ohio (17-4) «342559

Related Video

September 30, 2016
State of College Basketball Recruiting: AAC (2:11)
September 29, 2016
The Curious Case of Cullen Neal
September 27, 2016
CBS Sports Preseason Top 25 (and one)
September 22, 2016
College Basketball: Teams to struggle in 2016?

CBSSports Shop

Men's Nike White Villanova Wildcats 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

Villanova Wildcats 2016 National Champs
Get the Locker Room Gear!
Shop Now

Ball State Cardinals
J. Jones, F354-133-4151411
C. Bond, F313-108-8121414
T. Koch, F161-10-01053
R. Davis, G304-100-002112
T. Robinson, G251-60-01232
J. Berry251-43-31215
A. Adeoye232-40-04014
M. Kamieniecki50-01-23001
J. Scaife51-20-00003
P. Sneed50-10-00030
Totals 17-5115-173882255
Ohio Bobcats
W. Offutt, F334-115-962213
I. Baltic, F324-62-551310
J. Smith, F283-30-02016
D. Cooper, G291-73-62626
N. Kellogg, G201-50-01123
R. Keely184-72-250310
R. Johnson171-42-23035
S. Taylor121-20-01123
T. Hall71-30-01103
E. Jacobs30-10-00020
T. Goard10-10-00000
Totals 20-5014-2431122059
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Kent St.10-819-13124
Miami (Ohio)6-1213-20195
Bowling Green5-1316-18201
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ball St.10-821-14179
C. Michigan10-817-16155
N. Illinois9-921-12136
E. Michigan9-918-15113
W. Michigan7-1113-19203
Other games
St John's 76 Final
MU 82 Final
Texas 71 Final
Baylor 76
W Virg 61 Final
Syracuse 63
Miss St 57 Final
Florida 69
TXTCH 50 Final
Missouri 63
Kansas 64 Final
Iowa St 72
SDSU 60 Final
Colo St 77
Kentucky 74 Final
LSU 50
GTOWN 60 Final
Oklahoma 63 Final
K-State 60
E Illinois 58 Final
Virginia 61 Final
BRAD 59 Final
UNLV 65 Final
AF 63
STMA 80 Final
BYU 66