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Teague scores 21 as Ball State opens with 86-69 win

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Tahjai Teague scored 21 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Ball State pulled way in the second half to defeat Indiana State 86-69 in a season opener Tuesday night.

Tayler Persons added 16 with K.J.Walton and Brachen Hazen scoring 15 each. Hazen led the Cardinals with nine rebounds with Teague adding seven and Persons handing out five assists. Trey Moses blocked four shots to tie his career high while also reaching 100 for his career.

Tyreke Key and Jordan Barnes scored 16 points each for the Sycamores.

The game was tied at 32-all at halftime. The Cardinals opened the second half on a 24-11 run, making 9 of 13 shots including 3 of 4 from the arc, to lead 56-43 with 12 1/2 minutes to go

A pair of 3-pointers by Key got the Sycamores within seven with 11 minutes left but a 10-2 run built the lead to 15 with 6:42 remaining.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Tyreke Key missed layup 2.0
  Defensive rebound by Tyreke Key 8.0
  Tahjai Teague missed free throw 8.0
  Shooting foul on De'Avion Washington 8.0
+ 2 Tahjai Teague made jump shot, assist by Tayler Persons 8.0
+ 2 De'Avion Washington made jump shot 36.0
+ 2 Tahjai Teague made layup, assist by Kyle Mallers 55.0
  Offensive rebound by Kyle Mallers 1:17
  Tahjai Teague missed jump shot 1:19
+ 1 Blake Brinkmeyer made free throw 1:36
  Shooting foul on Brachen Hazen 1:41
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 Indiana State 0-1 323769
home team logo Ball State 1-0 325486
Team Stats
away team logo Indiana State 0-1 69.2 PPG 35.6 RPG 11.0 APG
home team logo Ball State 1-0 75.1 PPG 40.2 RPG 12.9 APG
Key Players
11
T. Key 17.4 PPG 3.5 RPG 1.7 APG 52.5 FG%
2
T. Persons 16.7 PPG 4.0 RPG 4.3 APG 44.1 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
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
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
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