Ball State scored 26 fast-break points and beat Kent State 79-58 at the M.A.C. Center.
The Cardinals jumped to a 26-14 first-quarter lead, hitting five of six three-point shots and nine of 15 field goals. Many of those shots came when the Cardinals grabbed rebounds and pushed the ball down the court.
Kent State played BSU fairly evenly in the second half and got within 13 points twice.
Ball State, which started the season 11-0, is 4-3 in the MAC and 15-3 overall. Kent State Dallas to 2-5 in the conference and 9-10 overall.
Jordan Korinek led Kent State with 18 points. McKenna. Stephens had 11 and Ali Poole 10.
All five Ball State starters scored in double figures. Point guard Carmen Grande, who is second in the nation in assists, had 10 Saturday.
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