KENT, Ohio (AP) — Tahjai Teague scored 12 points with 17 rebounds and Ball State beat Kent State 62-54 on Tuesday night.
Teague finished a rebound shy of matching his career high.
The Golden Flashes raced to 17-5 lead in the first 81/2 minutes before Ball State proceeded to outscore them 30-11 the rest of the half. The Cardinals led 35-28 at halftime and never trailed after the break.
Kyle Mallers had 16 points for Ball St. (13-9, 6-3 Mid-American Conference). Jarron Coleman added 11 points and Brachen Hazen collected had 10 rebounds.
Kent State totaled 26 second-half points, a season low for the team.