MUNCIE – Ball State men’s basketball team lost for only the second time this season at Worthen Arena on Jan.
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Ball State men's basketball plays host to Kent State on Jan. 19 for a contest between Mid-American Conference division leaders.
The Golden Falcons scored 76 points to Ball State's 68 in Worthen Arena Tuesday night. Cardinal of the Game Ryan Weber posted 16 points and 5 rebounds.
Ball State men’s basketball captured its third conference win in a comeback victory over Miami on Jan. 16 at Worthen Arena 48-46 on a last-second shot by senior guard Jeremiah Davis.
Ball State women's basketball coach Brady Sallee won his 200th career game Saturday 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. "They put so much into my career and you can't do this with just one man."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 BGSU and hauled in 12 rebounds, 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.
Brady Sallee walked into Worthen Arena as the new head basketball coach on May 10, 2012. He brought with him a 136-109 record from Eastern Illinois University.
With the Cardinals win against conference rival Buffalo, they advance to 11-4 (3-1) but a pattern has emerged.In nine of their 15 games, the Cardinals have been outscored in the first quarter and forced to play catch-up.“I thought we started the game off well and we went through a stretch where they got squirrely on me,” head coach Brady Sallee said.
The women's basketball team narrowly edged out Buffalo Wednesday night.
In a back-and-forth game, Ball State women's basketball hung on to knock off Buffalo 68-63 at home.
It took redshirt junior guard Ryan Weber nearly 30 game minutes to miss a shot Jan. 12 in Ball State men's basketball 74-64 victory over Western Michigan.
The Ball State men's basketball team secured its first true road victory of the season, capturing a 74-64 victory over Western Michigan University on Jan. 12.This victory improved the Cardinals record to 11-5 and 2-1 in the Mid-American Conference. Junior guard Ryan Weber put on a scoring clinic for Ball State, shooting 83% from the field for a career high 26 points.At the 13-minute mark, the Cardinals had a 20-point lead, but Western Michigan did not go away quietly, bringing the game within six. Sophomore guard Jeremie Tyler hit a key three pointer with 3 minutes left, to give the Cardinals a 67-59 lead, on the way to the victory.Ball State forced into 10 turnovers and held Western Michigan to 36.5% shooting from the field. The Cardinals defense has remained a consistent part in the teams success this season.The Cardinals will return to action at Worthen Arena this Saturday against Miami. Tip off is slated for 2 p.m.
One day after the ball dropped to ring in the New Year, Ball State women’s basketball (10-4, 2-1 MAC) celebrated by kicking off the Mid-American Conference season.At 67th in the NCAA’s RPI rankings, the Cardinals are the second-highest ranked team in the MAC behind only 46th-ranked Ohio University (11-3, 3-0 MAC).Head coach Brady Sallee said interior play will be one of Ball State’s biggest advantages in conference play.“It’s what I want us to look like,” he said. “I want us to be that team and make teams worry so much about what they have to do in the paint to keep us from dominating, that now, all of the sudden, my shooters are just out there playing horse.”
With temperatures challenging records over Winter Break, some Ball State athletes were challenging — and breaking — records themselves.
The Ball State men’s basketball team has made drastic improvements from last season heading into Mid-American Conference play.
The Cardinals went 7-23 last year, with their seventh and final win coming in game no. 13 of the season.This year, Ball State is 7-2, riding a six-game win streak and preparing for a tough matchup against the 5-4 Pepperdine Waves.“We’re 7-2 and we feel good about it,” head coach James Whitford said.
Ball State women's basketball (6-2) won its fourth consecutive game and earned its first true road win of the season against Lipscomb University (3-8) in Nashville, Tennessee, 72-60.Senior guard Nathalie Fontaine recorded her second straight double-double -- she led the Cardinals with both 28 points and 14 rebounds.Senior forward Shelby Merder also provided a spark off the bench with 10 points, all of which she scored the second half.The Cardinals outscored the Bison in the paint, 30-14, and outrebounded Lipscomb, 44-23.Ball State, however, turned the ball over a season-high 26 times.
The Dec. 12 men’s basketball game against Pepperdine University will be Toys for Tots Military and Public Safety Appreciation Day, presented by the Muncie Visitors Bureau.
The Ball State women’s basketball 5-2 start is its fastest start since the 2006-07 season, during which the Cardinals began the year with a 6-1 record.
Ball State defeated in-state rival Butler in Worthen Arena on Sunday.
Ball State women’s basketball team (5-2) runs a Swedish word of the day on Worthen Arena’s video boards in honor of Stockholm native Nathalie Fontaine at its home games.