Thomas rallies Ball State over Bowling Green 81-80

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Miryne Thomas made two baskets in the final 24 seconds and Ball State opened Mid-American Conference play with an 81-80 victory over Bowling Green on Saturday night.

Luke Bumbalough matched his season high with 21 points for the Cardinals (6-6). Freshman Payton Sparks added a career-high 20 points with nine rebounds. Thomas finished with eight points and a career-high 14 rebounds. Freshman reserve Jaylin Sellers hit all three of his 3-point tries and scored 11.

Trey Diggs hit six 3-pointers and scored 18 to pace the Falcons (7-5). Daeqwon Plowden added 15 points. Samari Curtis had 13 points and Joe Reece scored 10.

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