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Ball State beats NIU 77-68, keeps pace in MAC West

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Trey Moses had 23 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks, Tahjai Teague was one rebound shy of a double-double and Ball State beat Northern Illinois 77-68 on Tuesday night.

Ball State (19-9, 10-5 Mid-American Conference) got its seventh victory in its past eight to move within a game of West leader Toledo (11-4).

Tayler Persons scored 11 of his 14 points before halftime for Ball State. Moses had 12 points and eight rebounds in the first half and later reached his ninth double-double, and Teague finished with 13 points and nine rebounds. Sean Sellers made two 3-pointers to tie Jesse Berry for the top spot on Ball State's all-time list with 224 career 3s.

The Cardinals started the game on an 8-0 run for their fourth straight game with an opening lead of at least 7-0.

Eugene German, the MAC leading scorer at 20.5 points per game, scored 25 points for NIU (12-16, 5-10). Anastasios Demogerontas added 13 points and Levi Bradley 10.

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Key Players
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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%)
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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 N. Illinois 12-16 323668
home team logo Ball St. 19-9 374077
Team Stats
away team logo N. Illinois 12-16 74.3 PPG 37.8 RPG 11.6 APG
home team logo Ball St. 19-9 77.8 PPG 41.1 RPG 13.1 APG
Key Players
10
E. German 20.2 PPG 5.3 RPG 3.0 APG 48.8 FG%
2
T. Persons 16.8 PPG 4.1 RPG 4.5 APG 43.9 FG%
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