Ballst 27 41 68
Jamesmadsn 35 38 73
Date of game: 12/30/2013

Recap: James Madison vs. Ball State

Harrisonburg, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - Paced by 20 points from Charles Cooke, the James Madison Dukes held off the Ball State Cardinals, 73-68, in non- conference action at the Convocation Center.

Cooke shot 7-of-14 from the field and also helped out on the defensive end of the floor with six steals for JMU (5-9), which has won three of four on the heels of a six-game losing streak. Ron Curry tallied 17 points, six assists and six rebounds, while Andrey Semenov poured in 16 points.

For Ball State (2-8), losers of seven straight, Majok Majok registered a double-double with 18 points and 18 rebounds. Jesse Berry also scored 18 points, doing so on 6-of-13 from 3-point range, while Zavier Turner added 10 points and six assists.

JMU controlled the first half, shooting 54.5 percent from the field while holding Ball State to just 34.8 percent, as it took a 35-27 lead into intermission.

The Dukes led throughout the second half. The Cardinals never rolled over, and they trailed by just one, 60-59, following a Berry 3-pointer with 5:09 remaining, but JMU answered with seven consecutive points to pull away.

Ball State committed 19 turnovers on the evening, which resulted in 17 points for JMU.

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