MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Kevin McKay scored 23 points, Cecil Williams 18 and David DiLeo poured in all 12 of his points on 3-pointers and Central Michigan parlayed long-range shooting and turnovers after halftime into a romp over Ball State, 75-51, Tuesday night.
The loss, ended a four-game win streak and kept Ball State (19-11, 10-7) one win away from nailing down top four finish in the Mid-American Conference -- and the first-round tournament bye that comes with it -- as well as a second-straight 20-win season.
After Tuesdays games, Ball State is tied with Eastern Michigan for third in the overall MAC standings and end the season at Northern Illinois.
The Chippewas (17-13, 6-11) trailed 33-30 at the break but opened the second half on a 12-5 run. Ball State committed 13 turnovers by the midpoint of the second half and was 5 of 17 shooting with seven minutes left to play.
Tahjai Teague led the Cardinals with 10 points. Ball State had five assists to 17 for Central Michigan.
Johnson flies through the lane for jam
North Carolina's Cameron Johnson hauls in an offensive rebound and charges to the cup for a two-handed slam.
North Florida rallies past Charleston Southern 68-61
Noah Horchler and Wajid Aminu posted double-doubles and North Florida rallied in the second half to knock off Charleston Southern 68-61 on Saturday.
Johnson scores 24 points to lead No. 19 Kentucky past Utah
Freshman Keldon Johnson scored 24 points, including five 3-pointers in the first half, and No. 19 Kentucky beat Utah 88-61 on Saturday.