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