Quinten Rollins scored 14 points and Brian Sullivan knocked down four 3-pointers as Miami (Ohio) handed Ball State its fourth straight loss, beating the Cardinals 59-53 Saturday.
Sullivan, who made three of his four 3-pointers in the first half, finished with 18 points on 5 of 9 shooting.
Miami (6-14, 2-6 Mid-American Conference) led 15-13 midway through the first half before Sullivan knocked down a trey, sparking a 16-5 run for the RedHawks. Sullivan capped the run with another 3-pointer, as Miami took a 31-18 lead with 1:56 left in the first half.
Miami was 20 of 37 from the field, compared to 20 of 60 for Ball State (12-8, 4-4), and held the Cardinals to just 14.3 percent (3 of 21) from 3-point range.
Tyrae Robinson was Ball State's only player in double figures with 14.
Miami has won 11 of the last 12 matchups against Ball State.
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