February 03, 2016

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) Franko House and Francis Kiapway scored 16 points apiece, and Ball State rallied from 13 down in the second half to beat Bowling Green 72-64 on Tuesday night.

The Cardinals (14-8, 5-4 Mid-American Conference) snapped a seven-game skid against Bowling Green (13-9, 4-5), which has lost four straight at home.

Zack Denny made four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Falcons.

Bowling Green had a seven-point lead at halftime, and three straight 3-pointers by Denny stretched the lead to 53-40 with 13 minutes left.

Bo Calhoun made a 3-pointer to pull the Cardinals to 58-53, and then made two free throws to spark a 11-4 surge to give Ball State a 64-62 lead with three minutes left. Kiapway added a layup and the Cardinals made 8 of 12 free throws to seal it.

The Falcons missed 9 of 10 field-goal attempts in the final 12 minutes.

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