The University of Akron saw its 16-game winning streak against Ball State come to an end and remained winless on the road this season with a 111-106 loss in double overtime Saturday at Worthen Arena in Muncie, Ind.

UA’s Jimond Ivey led all scorers with a career-high 48 points, including a desperation 3-point shot at the buzzer to send the game into the second overtime. He added seven rebounds.

Ivey’s effort broke the Worthen Arena record of 41 held by Bonzi Wells (1996), a former Ball State standout who played in the NBA for the Detroit Pistons, and Eastern Michigan’s Earl Boykins (1998) of Cleveland.

Point guard Malcolm Duvivier added 22 points for the Zips.

Tayler Persons and Tahjai Teague led the Cardinals (13-8, 4-4 in the Mid-American Conference) with 26 points each.

Playing without Duvivier and forward Mark Kostelac, who fouled out, the Zips (10-10, 3-5 in MAC) did well to get the game into overtime. When Daniel Utomi fouled out at 2:28 of the second overtime period, things became more problematic for UA.

Although the Zips fought hard, the game came down to free throws.

Ball State attempted 42 free throws in the game and made 33. The Zips shot half as many free throws.

The Cardinals outshot the Zips 50 to 47 percent. Despite giving up height — the Zips are without injured big men Emmanuel Olojakpoke and Jayden Sayles — UA battled Ball State on the boards and were outrebounded just 42-40.

It appeared as if the Zips could be in for a long afternoon when they opened the game shooting 2-of-11 from the floor, but the Cardinals couldn’t take advantage. Ball State was plagued by turnovers and a 13-0 run helped the Zips take an 18-13 lead.

Though both teams struggled offensively to open the game, each eventually settled into a rhythm, with neither getting a significant advantage. UA led 32-29 after a sloppy first half.

The Cardinals turned the ball over 12 times to UA’s 10.

The Zips scored 11 points from those miscues. Ball State scored just four points off UA turnovers.