Orlandria Williams paced Marshall (2-1) with 18 points while Chukwuka Ezeigbo, Norrisha Victrum and Leandra King each contributed 10. Ezeigbo and Suporia Dickens each grabbed 12 rebounds for the home team.
Brandy Woody had 12 points for Ball State (0-3).
WVC VOLLEYBALL: Top-seeded Wheeling Jesuit defeated No. 2 Seton Hill 25-15, 25-13, 25-18 for its fifth straight West Virginia Conference volleyball tournament title Saturday afternoon at the University of Charleston.
Allissa Ware, an all-tournament selection, turned in a match-high 13 kills with no errors for a .448 attack percentage for the Cardinals, who received an automatic bid into the NCAA Division II national tournament. Wheeling Jesuit's Jenna Pew, the tourney's MVP, added 11 kills and 18 assists while Madison Strall had 24 assists.
The Cardinals' Rachel Caja and Makenzie Ripley were also all-tournament picks along with the University of Charleston's Ashley Douglas and Malleri Hardison.
WVU CROSS COUNTRY: West Virginia University senior Sarah-Anne Brault finished 76th at the NCAA cross country championships Saturday morning in Louisville, Ky. Brault, a three-time NCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region honoree, turned in a time of 20 minutes, 36 seconds on the 6-kilometer course. Iowa State's Besty Saina won with a clocking of 19:27. Oregon won the team title for the first time since 1987 with 114 points.
MU VOLLEYBALL: No. 3 Central Florida defeated No. 6 Marshall 26-28, 28-15, 25-20, 25-21 Friday night in the opening round of the Conference USA tournament at Tulsa, Okla. Laura Der, an all-conference selection, had a match-high 23 kills and added 14 digs for Marshall (18-13).