El-Amin scores 17 to lead Ball St. past Toledo 61-57

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Ishmael El-Amin posted 17 points and nine rebounds as Ball St. narrowly defeated Toledo 61-57 on Friday night.

The game was the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams.

Kyle Mallers had 15 points for Ball St. (8-6). Luke Bumbalough added 10 points.

Willie Jackson had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Rockets (8-6), who have now lost four consecutive games. He also had seven turnovers. Luke Knapke added 11 points, four blocks and three assists. Marreon Jackson had 10 points and six assists.

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Ball St. faces Buffalo at home on Tuesday. Toledo takes on Kent State on the road on Tuesday.

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