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AKRON, Ohio (AP) Xavier Castaneda's 29 points helped Akron defeat Ball State 87-83 on Tuesday night.

Castaneda was 7 of 18 shooting, including 5 for 14 from distance, and went 10 for 10 from the line for the Zips (21-9, 13-4 Mid-American Conference). Sammy Hunter added 25 points while going 7 of 9 from the floor, including 6 for 8 from distance, and 5 for 7 from the line, and he also had six rebounds. Enrique Freeman recorded 24 points and was 10 of 16 shooting and 4 of 6 from the free throw line.

The Cardinals (20-10, 11-6) were led by Jalen Windham, who recorded 19 points. Basheer Jihad added 17 points for Ball State. In addition, Demarius Jacobs finished with 16 points, four assists and two steals.


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