Scott, Smith lead Indiana State past Ball State 73-61
Matt Van Scyoc hit three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points for Indiana State (6-6), which has won three in a row after losing four straight.
Scott hit a pair of 3s during an 18-6 first-half run to put the Sycamores in front 30-18 with 5:48 left. They went into the break leading 33-24.
Ball State (7-4) pulled within five twice early in the second half and cuts its deficit to 60-53 with 5:23 to go but Van Scyoc hit a three and Smith scored five during a 9-3 spurt that pushed the Indiana State lead back into double figures and Ball State never threatened again.