Head coach Brady Sallee reaches to a play that was called during the game against Purdue on Nov. 14 at Worthen Arena. DN PHOTO BREANNA DAUGHERTY
Sallee wins 200th career game as Ball State tops Bowling Green
Ball State women's basketball coach Brady Sallee won his 200th career game on Jan. 16 as the Cardinals (12-4, 4-1 Mid-American Conference) took down Bowling Green State University (5-9, 1-4 MAC), 67-56.
Sallee told the ESPN3 coverage team it was a "special milestone" because of the people that have worked with him along the way including players, assistant coaches and his family.
"Those 200 wins have taken a lot out of my wife and three kids," he said in a statement. "They put so much into my career and you can't do this with just one man."
Brady Sallee Career Statistics
Wins at Ball State: 64
Carmen Grande Statistics
Points vs BGSU - 18
Season average points per game - 4.7
Sallee won 136 games as a head coach at Eastern Illinois University before becoming the Ball State head coach in 2011.
Senior guard Nathalie Fontaine has been on the Cardinals' roster for all 64 of Sallee's career wins at Ball State.
She scored 12 points against Bowling Green and hauled in 12 rebounds, marking her eighth double-double of the season.
Freshman guard Carmen Grande led the Cardinals with 18 points, topping her previous season and career high of 10 points. She entered the game averaging 4.7 points per game.
Grande was also 3-5 from beyond the arc after entering the game shooting 19.2% (5-26) from range.
Three other players scored at least 10 points – junior guard Jill Morrison (13), junior center Renee Bennett (10) and sophomore forward Moriah Monaco (10).
Sallee said the celebration would be short-lived as the team will turn its attention to its next game against Eastern Michigan (11-4, 2-2 MAC) on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
"We'll probably find some ice cream to eat on the way home and then we'll be worried about being 1-0 on Wednesday," he said.