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Persons leads Ball State past Eastern Kentucky in OT, 91-86

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Tayler Persons scored in the final minute of overtime to give Ball State the lead and the Cardinals held off Eastern Kentucky from the line to take a 91-86 victory Saturday.

Dillon Avare hit a 3-pointer with 1:16 left in regulation to tie the game at 78-78 and Persons missed two free throws with three seconds left to force overtime.

Nick Mayo gave the Colonels (6-5) the lead, 85-84, with his jumper with 2:25 left in the extra period. Persons hit the first of two from the line to tie the game with 1:31 left.

Sean Sellers finished with 32 points for Ball State and Persons added another 21 and also notched nine assists. Trey Moses added 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.

Asante Gist scored 19 points, hitting 5 of 11 from beyond the arc, to lead five double-figure scorers for Eastern Kentucky (6-5).

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12OTT
away team logo Eastern Ky. 4335886
home team logo Ball St. 40381391
Team Stats
away team logo Eastern Ky. 8-10 85.9 PPG 41.7 RPG 16.1 APG
home team logo Ball St. 10-7 81.7 PPG 40.5 RPG 14.4 APG
Key Players
10
N. Mayo 23.1 PPG 8.2 RPG 2.4 APG 48.4 FG%
2
T. Persons 16.9 PPG 4.2 RPG 4.9 APG 46.2 FG%
Top Scorers
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PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB