Ball State (7-2) is off to its best start since the 1999-2000 team started 8-1.
The Cardinals trailed throughout the first half until Tyler nailed two straight treys and Bo Calhoun hit another 3-pointer for a 26-20 lead. They never trailed again, but New Orleans tied at 37 when Christavious Gill hit a jump shot with 13:18 left. Ball State answered with a 13-4 run to pull ahead 50-41 at the 7:23 mark and coasted to the win.
Gill led New Orleans (2-5) with 12 points.