MUNCIE, Ind. -- Teyvion Kirk scored 19 points with nine rebounds and Ohio used a big first half to beat Ball State 70-52 on Saturday for its first Mid-American Conference win this season.
Kirk scored 11 points in the first half when the Bobcats (9-6, 1-2) took a 39-18 lead after the Cardinals (10-6, 1-2) shot just 27 percent, Ball State's lowest first-half total this season. Carter scored the game's first five points and Kirk followed with the next five for a 10-0 lead. The Cardinals didn't get their first points until Persons' jumper at 13:26.
Ohio made 8 of 17 3-point attempts but Ball State was just 1 of 12.
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