WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Cardinals on road to play RedHawks
Ball State set with task to slow down No. 2 scoring offense in MAC
After a tough home loss to Bowling Green, Ball State will travel east for a game against Mid-American Conference foe Miami at noon.
The Redhawks (15-5, 5-2) had won 10 consecutive games before losing to Bowling Green 61-58 on Jan. 19. Since their loss to the Falcons, the Redhawks have split their last two games. They coasted to an 82-67 victory over visiting Western Michigan on Jan. 22, and fell 79-66 at Toledo on Wednesday.
Led by junior guard Courtney Osborn, who averages 18.6 points per game, the Redhawks are second in the conference in scoring offense, averaging just under 75 points per game.
Through six conference games, Osborn is second in the conference with her 54.3 shooting percentage from beyond the arc. Junior forward Kisten Olowinski averages over 12 rebounds per game to lead the conference in that category.
Today's game marks the 59th meeting between the Redhawks and Cardinals, with the Redhawks holding the all-time series edge 39-19. Last season, the Cardinals triumphed 66-49 over the Redhawks at John E. Worthen Arena.
However, the Miami own an impressive mark of 23-3 against Ball State in Oxford, Ohio. The road team has not won a game in this series since the 2001 season.
The Cardinals (7-13, 2-5) have struggled on the road over the past few seasons. Coach Kelly Packard has a record of 8-19 away from Worthen Arena since her arrival in 2008.