Turner scores 33 to carry Bowling Green past Ball St. 77-71

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Justin Turner had a season-high 33 points as Bowling Green defeated Ball St. 77-71 on Saturday.

Turner, who was a point shy of his career high, shot 10 of 19 from the field and made 11 of 13 free throws. He added six rebounds and six assists.

Michael Laster had 12 points and six rebounds for Bowling Green (19-7, 10-3 Mid-American Conference). Daeqwon Plowden added eight rebounds to go with eight points.

Jarron Coleman scored 12 points in a 19-2 run that included eight Bowling Green turnovers and brought Cardinals within 72-69 with 30 seconds remaining. But Turner made five free throws from there to offset a basket by Tahjai Teague.

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Teague had 21 points, eight rebounds and four blocks for the Cardinals (14-11, 7-5). Coleman added 17 points and nine rebounds. Ishmael El-Amin had 16 points.

The Falcons improve to 2-0 against the Cardinals for the season. Bowling Green defeated Ball St. 67-61 on Jan. 28. Bowling Green plays Ohio at home next Saturday. Ball St. faces Buffalo on the road on Tuesday.

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