MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) K.J. Walton scored 16 of his career-high 24 points in the second half to lead Ball State to an 83-72 victory over Central Michigan on Saturday.
The Chippewas had a five-point lead when Walton had a steal and dunk to spark an 18-3 run to give Ball State a 71-61 lead with five minutes left. Walton scored 10 points with three dunks during the stretch. CMU pulled within nine points but didn't get closer.
Ball State (11-7, 1-3 Mid-American Conference) snapped a three-game skid. Central Michigan (14-4, 3-2) has lost two of its last three since having its seven-game win streak snapped.