With a win against Central Michigan on March 1, Ball State could have clinched the West Division of the Mid-American Conference outright on Senior Night.
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A wide grin spread across senior guard Nathalie Fontaine’s face as she walked off the court after Ball State won on the road at Eastern Michigan, 67-63, last Saturday.The smile wasn’t because of the first-round bye the Cardinals secured with the victory, nor did it result from posting her 16th double-double of the season. Instead, it was the small, bushy head of hair that blocked the words “Ball State” on her jersey that sparked the smile as she carried her nephew toward the locker room.Fontaine, one of Ball State’s 19 international athletes, hails from Stockholm, Sweden, but her mother, sister and nephew made the trip to Muncie to be at her final career home game.“They follow all of the games online, so they’ve seen me play my whole college career,” she said.
Senior night for the Ball State women's basketball team will have two seniors playing their final game at Worthen Arena tonight.
After hitting a season-high 18 points in its last matchup, Ball State men's basketball only made five 3-pointers during its 65-57 loss to Central Michigan. With a victory, the Cardinals could have clinched the Mid-American Conference West outright, but after the loss, the two are tied for the division lead, both sitting at 10-7 in the conference.“I don’t think there was a high expectation,” junior forward Franko House said.
When Ball State (19-10, 10-6 Mid-American Conference) hosts Central Michigan (16-13, 9-7 MAC) March 1, it will be fighting to stay on top of the MAC West Division.A victory would secure the Cardinals' first outright MAC West title since the 2001-02 season, as well as Ball State's first 20-win season since that same season.Ball State has won four out of its last five games, including a record-setting night in its last game against Eastern Michigan.Central Michigan has won two in a row but trails Ball State by one game in the MAC West.
Ball State men's basketball rewrote the record books in its 115-79 victory over Mid-American Conference rival Eastern Michigan on Feb. 26.
Ball State women’s basketball (19-8, 11-5 Mid-American Conference) clinched a berth in the MAC tournament quarterfinals after beating Eastern Michigan (18-9, 9-7 MAC) on the road 67-63.
YPSILANTI, MICHIGAN – Behind 28 points from sophomore forward Moriah Monaco, Ball State women's basketball (19-8, 11-5 Mid-American Conference) spoiled Senior Day for Eastern Michigan (18-9, 9-7 MAC) with a 67-63 victory.Monaco was 8-15 (53.3 percent) from beyond the arc in the game and hit the go-ahead three-point shot with 52 seconds remaining in the game.
The Cardinals scored their most points since 1989, and hit a school-record 18 3-pointers in a 115-79 rout of Eastern Michigan at Worthen Arena. Ball State (19-10, 10-6 Mid-American Conference) kept its hold on the MAC West Division with the victory.
Ball State, who is holding a one-game lead in the MAC West Division, hosts Eastern Michigan at 2 p.m. today. The Cardinals are looking to bounce back from a road loss to Toledo on Feb. 23.
Ball State women's basketball travels to Eastern Michigan on Feb. 27, against an Eagles team that has won five straight games.
Ball State women's basketball (18-8, 10-5 Mid-American Conference) lost to MAC West leader Central Michigan (18-8, 12-3 MAC) 67-66.
Ball State men's basketball saw its three-game winning streak snapped in Toledo, Ohio. The Cardinals now only hold a one-game lead in the Mid-American Conference West Division.
Ball State will travel to Mount Pleasant, Michigan for a rematch against Central Michigan University.The last time these two teams met was Feb 20 at Worthen Arena, where Ball State fell to the visiting Central Michigan 74-65.
MUNCIE – A contest between the first and second place teams in the Mid-American Conference West division proved to be battle for each team.
Ball State men’s basketball will be on the road against Toledo Feb. 23 in a matchup between the first and second place teams in the Mid-American Conference West Division.
When Ball State men's basketball (18-9, 9-5 Mid-American Conference) beat Northern Illinois (18-9, 7-7 MAC) Feb. 19 63-59, 5,160 spectators were on hand — almost double the average home crowd of 2,701 entering the game.
Ball State women’s basketball (18-7, 10-4 Mid-American Conference) is now one game back in the Mid-American Conference West standings after beating Western Michigan (15-11, 7-7 MAC), 60-54, in its annual Think Pink game Saturday.The Cardinals fell behind in the first quarter against Western Michigan and didn’t regain the lead until less than two minutes remained in the game.
Out of the 351 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I teams in the nation, Ball State men’s basketball has had the second-best improvement of any team.
Ball State baseball (1-3) lost its first three games of the season but capped its trip to the Surprise College Baseball Classic in Surprise, Ariz., with a victory against Utah Valley (2-2), 3-1.The Cardinals only totaled four hits in the game but took advantage of six walks.