Hood, Hawkins carry Eastern Kentucky past Ball State 89-81
Eastern Kentucky scored 8 straight points and turned that into an 18-2 run with Powell and Hood hitting back-to-back 3-pointers to take a 77-62 lead with 5:41 to play.
The Cardinals (1-2) came right back with a 16-5 surge, closing within 82-78 when Ryan Weber hit a 3-pointer with 1:06 left.
Hawkins went 10 for 10 from the foul line as Eastern Kentucky finished 26 of 30. Ball State was 11 of 18 but hit 12 of 26 3-pointers.