Ohio stifles Ball State in 71-51 rout

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ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Maurice Ndour scored 16 points and T.J. Hall added 13 as Ohio routed Ball State 71-51 on Wednesday night.

Ohio (12-4, 2-1 Mid-American Conference) converted 21 Ball State turnovers into 19 points and outscored the Cardinals 44-30 in the second half. The Bobcats have won five of their past six.

Ball State (3-11, 0-3) shot just 32.6 percent from the field and was 3 of 18 from beyond the arc.

The Cardinals have now lost 10 of their last 11 and have scored less than 60 points six times this season.

Travis Wilkins had 10 points for Ohio, while Chris Bond led Ball State with 14.

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