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Ball State tops Appalachian State 94-86 in OT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Tayler Persons scored 10 of his 29 points in overtime and Ball State held on to defeat Appalachian State 94-86 in the seventh-place game at the Charleston Classic on Sunday.

The Cardinals (2-3) held an 11-point lead with 2:43 left before the Mountaineers (1-4) rallied with a 17-6 run to tie things at 80 on Ronshad Shabazz's layup and to force overtime.

After that, it was all Ball State. Persons fueled an 11-0 start to the extra period as the Cardinals took control.

Shabazz finished with a career-high 37 points for Appalachian State.

Updated November 18, 2018

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