71
TF 0
FINAL
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Sat Feb. 17
2:00pm
BONUS
99
TF 0
ML: +125
BALLST -2.5, O/U 152.0
ML: -145
TOLEDO
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Persons, El-Amin help Ball State sweep Toledo 99-71

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Tayler Persons and Ishmael El-Amin scored 18 points apiece and Ball State led the entire game to throw some cold water on red-hot Toledo, sweeping the Rockets 99-71 on Saturday.

Persons opened the game with a layup and Ball State charged out to a 10-0 lead and didn't let Toledo - which had only lost twice since Jan. 2 - get closer than four points.

Tahjai Teague added 16 points with 12 rebounds and Zach Gunn made 4 of 5 3-point shots to also score 16 points for Ball State (18-9, 9-5 Mid-American Conference). The Cardinals won the boards 39-35, outscored Toledo 44-24 in the paint and had seven steals, forcing 14 Toledo turnovers while only committing six.

Toledo (19-8, 11-3) had fallen to Ball State on Jan. 30 and, after Saturday's game, is but two games ahead of the Cardinals in the MAC's West Division. Ball State is 6-1 in its last seven games. Toledo is chasing its first regular-season MAC title since the 2013-14 season.

Luke Knapke led the Rockets with 17 points. Tre'Shaun Fletcher added 15 with eight rebounds.

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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
12T
away team logo Toledo 19-8 343771
home team logo Ball State 18-9 514899
Team Stats
away team logo Toledo 19-8 80.9 PPG 43.5 RPG 17.5 APG
home team logo Ball State 18-9 80.9 PPG 40.2 RPG 13.7 APG
Key Players
13
J. Sanford 16.7 PPG 3.4 RPG 3.1 APG 46.9 FG%
2
T. Persons 16.8 PPG 4.1 RPG 4.5 APG 45.0 FG%
Top Scorers
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0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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