Ball State Advances in the MAC Tournament 95-81 Over Central Michigan

Updated 2/28/2000
No. 6 Ball State 94, No. 11 Central Michigan 81 -- Four players scored 20-plus points, led by 21 from both freshman Tamara Bowie and sophomore Shala Crook, as sixth-seeded Ball State rolled to a 94-81 win at home over 11th-seeded Central Michigan Monday in Muncie.

The Cardinals' Christy Jones and freshman Laurie Kitts each contributed 20 points apiece, while Jones added a game-high 13 rebounds.

Vershaun Jones paced Central Michigan with 21 points, while senior Shelly Woods added 15 points. The Chippewas finished the season with a 9-19 record.

Ball State, which improved to 16-12 on the season, will face third-seeded Toledo in a quarterfinal game Thursday at 9 p.m.