MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Xavier Castaneda had 22 points as Akron topped Ball State 79-60 on Tuesday night.

Enrique Freeman had 18 points and 16 rebounds for Akron (20-9, 13-6 Mid-American Conference), which earned its fourth straight win. Ali Ali added 16 points and Mikal Dawson had 11 points.

Tyler Cochran had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Cardinals (13-16, 8-10). Demarius Jacobs added 10 points and seven rebounds.

The Zips improve to 2-0 against the Cardinals for the season. Akron defeated Ball State 84-74 on Jan. 11.


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