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Buffalo hits 11 3-pointers, routs Ball State 96-69

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Blake Hamilton had 25 points and eight assists to lead Buffalo in a 96-69 rout of Ball State on Friday night.

Buffalo (11-12, 5-5 Mid-American) has won back-to-back games since a pair of one-point losses. Ball State (15-8, 6-4) had its three-game win streak snapped.

Hamilton finished 9-of-15 shooting, and Nick Perkins added 21 points for the Bulls, who shot 50 percent (33 of 66) from the field and 11 of 24 from long range.

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Franko House scored 24 points to lead Ball State. Tayler Persons added 15 points.

The Bulls took the lead for good midway through the first half and built a 44-38 halftime lead. Hamilton made a 3-pointer to stretch Buffalo's lead to 53-42 with 17 minutes left, and the Bulls had a double-digit lead the rest of the way.