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Ball State (3-9) at Kent State (9-5)



The Sports Network

DATE & TIME: Saturday, January 11, 7 p.m. (ET)

FACTS & STATS: MAC Center (6,327) -- Kent, Ohio. Television: None. Home Record: BSU 3-3, KSU 7-3. Away Record: BSU 0-6, KSU 2-2. Neutral Record: BSU 0-0, KSU 0-0. Conference Record: BSU 0-1, KSU 0-1. Series Record: Ball State leads, 38-37.

GAME NOTES: The Ball State Cardinals will try to pick up their first road win of the season on Saturday when they visit the MAC Center for a Mid-American Conference bout with the Kent State Golden Flashes.

The Cardinals' only victory over a Division I opponent came over Southeast Missouri State on Nov. 18. Ball State has stumbled since downing the Redhawks to a 3-9 overall record. Coach James Whitford's team hosted Akron on Wednesday for its league opener and fell to the Zips, 72-68, after surrendering a lead midway through the second half. Ball State shot just 37.3 percent from the field including a 4-of-15 clip from beyond the arc in the loss.

Kent State will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak that was extended on Wednesday with its 59-53 home setback to Ohio University. The recent slide has dropped the Golden Flashes to a 9-5 standing, which includes a 7-3 mark at the MAC Center. Coach Rob Senderoff's squad set a new season-low for points against the Bobcats, but it is still ranked fourth in the MAC in scoring offense at 73.4 ppg.

Ball State holds a narrow 38-37 all-time series lead in its rivalry with the Golden Flashes. Kent State coasted to a 61-47 decision over the Cardinals in last year's matchup in Muncie. The Golden Flashes are 26-10 versus Ball State at home.

The Cardinals are one of the weakest teams in the MAC offensively with their scoring average of 67.2 ppg. They are even worse defensively, ranking second to last in the league in points allowed per game at 72.7. Chris Bond led Ball State versus Akron with 18 points, while Majok Majok registered a double- double with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Jesse Berry came off the bench to go 3- of-10 from the floor for 12 points. Bond, Majok and Berry are all contributing just over 11 ppg on the season. Zavier Turner, who was limited to six points and committed five turnovers against the Zips, paces the squad with 12.8 ppg. Turner has drained 34-of-35 free-throw attempts through 12 games.

The Golden Flashes could not get anything to fall on Wednesday as they finished the contest 17-of-60 from the floor and 4-of-22 from behind the 3- point line. Despite converting only two of his 10 field goal tries, Devareaux Manley led Kent State with 13 points and Mark Henniger chipped in 12 points. Kris Brewer also struggled from the floor (2-of-13), but tallied six points, seven assists and six boards. Brewer has been the Golden Flashes' most consistent scorer en route to his team-high average of 11.5 ppg. Four of his teammates, including Manley (9.6 ppg) and Henniger (9.2 ppg) are contributing over nine ppg.

Kent State's array of weapons on the offensive end are going to overwhelm the Cardinals' shoddy defense. Ball State will need a huge night out of Berry to have a chance of stealing one on the road. The Golden Flashes will not be taking this game lightly since they are eager to end their losing streak and earn their first MAC victory of the campaign.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Kent State 78, Ball State 64

01/11 10:37:56 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
Final
CLEM 61
NCSU 66
 
Final
DET 15
BAL 2
 
Final
MIA 7
MIAFLA 1
 
Final
PHI 5
NYY 5
 
Final
BOS 2
NEASTERN 1
 
Final
TOR 7
PIT 8
 
Final
CIN 10
CLE 0
 
Final
OAK 9
SFG 4
 
Final
BOS 1
BOSTONCOLL 0
 
Final
ARI 4
ASU 0
 
Final
CLE 110
BOS 79
Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
NYK 86
SAC 124
Final
ATL 104
HOU 96
Final
MEM 82
UTA 93
Final
CHI 97
WAS 92
4th
DEN 103
MIL 93
 
Final
UMO 70
AKR 63
 
Final
NAVY 56
ARMY 52
 
Final
BST 60
EMICH 67
 
Final
BUT 54
GEOR 60
Final
IND 63
IOWA 77
Final
FLGC 81
JVU 63
 
Final
USCU 90
KNST 54
 
Final
BGU 80
KSU 81
 
Final
NKENTUCKY 73
LIP 76
 
Final
HC 62
GHND 45
 
Final
RUTG 50
MD 60
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
Final
BUF 93
OHIO 66
 
Final
ALA 74
MISS 82
Final
DAY 75
RIU 59
Final
CMICH 85
TOL 77
 
Final
DET 77
YOUNG 67
Final
UNF 81
STET 67
 
Final
ABCHRIST 83
HOUB 71
 
Final
NDAK 78
NEOM 80
 
Final
NILL 65
WMICH 63
 
Final
ILLCH 60
WRST 57
Final
MIZZ 63
AUB 61
 
2nd
UGA 64
KENT 70
 
2nd OT
NW 74
MICH 71
 
Final
CLEM 61
NCSU 66
 
2nd
UF 66
TEXAM 62
 
2nd
KU 55
WVU 57
 
2nd
CREI 62
VILL 65
 
Final
PHI 2
CAL 3
Final
NJD 3
NAS 1
Final
CLB 3
WAS 5
Final
TAM 3
BUF 0
Final
FLA 2
TOR 3
Final
MIN 3
OTT 2
Final
DAL 3
NYI 2
 
3rd
ARI 1
ANA 3
 
2nd
VAN 1
SJS 3