Guard Jarron Coleman topped . . .
The Cardinals connected on 52.2 percent from the field overall, but were just 16-of-33 (48.5%) at the free throw line.
Chicago State hit 37.3 percent overall and made 11-of-15 (73.3%) from the charity stripe. Wesley Cardet Jr. led all scorers with 18 points. Bryce Johnson provided 17 points for the Cougars, while Jahsean Corbett and Elijay Weaver chipped in 12 apiece. The Cougars got just one point from their bench. Ball State's bench registered 14 points.