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At the 2001 Maui Invitational, the Ball State University men's basketball team knocked off two top-five schools to reach the tournament final.
The Ball State University women's basketball team dropped its second straight game Thursday night, falling to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 83-63.Even with her team going up against an undefeated Green Bay team that is receiving votes in the Associated Press and Coaches' polls, coach Kelly Packard believes the game could have been closer had her team finished the game strong.
Ball State will travel to Indiana State on Wednesday. The Sycamores shoot 76.7 percent from the line, 17th best in the nation.
COLUMBIA, MO.- The University of Missouri women's basketball coach Cindy Stein said her team found opportunities in the second half to win. Those opportunities were at the expense of Ball State University, who dropped a 27-26 halftime lead to lose 66-55 Saturday."In the second half, we came out with more intensity on defense and that intensity on defense created offense," Missouri guard RaeShara Brown said.
Jarrod Jones spun around Matt Howard on Wednesday night's opening possession and it appeared that Ball State University would be able to compete with Butler University.Jones laid the ball in and the Cardinals had a 2-0 lead on the No. 23 team in the country. But Shelvin Mack made sure the advantage was short-lived, hitting three 3-pointers to lead the Bulldogs on a 10-0 run.
Trapped in a corner, Pierre Sneed pivoted four times with the ball and looked toward the Ball State University bench for answers on the opposite side of the court.The lost feeling on offense was a common one in the Cardinals' game last night against No. 23 Butler University.Ball State scored just 11 points in a first half where it shot 4-of-21 (19 percent) from the field and dug too deep of a hole in its 59-38 loss to Butler.
Ball State plays No. 23 Butler on Wednesday at Wothen Arena. It will be the 101st meeting between the two school and the third consecutive year that the Cardinals will host a top-25 team.
There is a new 3-point queen on the Ball State University women's basketball team (3-3). Her name is Audrey McDonald. McDonald, a senior guard, entered Sunday's game against the University of North Dakota (1-5) needing four 3s to take the top spot in the record book with 254 made 3-point baskets. In the process of sinking those 3s, Ball State defeated North Dakota 89-77.
The Ball State University men's basketball team entered Thanksgiving Break undefeated and in anticipation of both its first road game of the season and a home matchup against a team some considered to be a simple task.But after those two games, the Cardinals find themselves at 2-2 and looking for answers at the wrong time. Ball State begins its toughest stretch of the non-conference schedule on Wednesday with a home game against Butler University, which is ranked No. 12 in the nation.
If most basketball teams want to win close contests down the stretch and convert zero shots in the final eight minutes of the game, then free throw shooting typically becomes critical to winning or losing.The Ball State University men's basketball team did exactly that Saturday afternoon against the University of California-Davis by not making a single shot from the field in the final 8:19 of the second half.
The Great Alaska Shootout announced the participants for next year's tournament this week and Ball State will make its first appearance in the Thanksgiving weekend tournament.
Tonight's game against Valparaiso University (3-0) will be a battle for in-state bragging rights. Ball State (1-2) enters the contest coming off a hard-fought victory over Northern Arizona University (0-4) on Saturday.The Crusaders could be one of the toughest challenges the Cardinals will see early this season. Valparaiso is off to its best start in program history with three straight wins, but hasn't taken to the road yet.
Two distinctly different wins at home opened the 2009-10 season for the Ball State University men's basketball team, and now the Cardinals begin their road slate tonight in Philadelphia at a perennial NCAA Tournament team at Temple University.Coach Billy Taylor said Monday that the Owls (2-1) present problems all around the court for the Cardinals (2-0).
With a 57-47 victory against SIU Edwardsville on Saturday, Ball State University improved to 2-0 for the first time in coach Billy Taylor's tenure.The Cardinals started off hot, opening the game with seven straight points and two dunks. Their shooting touch would go cold as the game continued, but Ball State finished strong enough to earn the win.
In the chaos there was calm for a split-second, then an eruption. Danielle Gratton had single-handedly turned the tide. Gratton positioned herself under the basket and drew a charge with just over a minute to go with the game still very much in doubt.Trailing by one, 58-59 with the ball and 1:05 on the clock, Ball State (0-2) got a great look at the basket. Senior Audrey McDonald got the ball on the left wing and put up a shot. The ball went halfway down and then popped back out.
Sophomore Jarrod Jones leads Ball State with 19 points and five other Cardinals score more than 10 points. Ball State defeats Valparaiso 88-78 Friday night at Worthen Arena.
Starting his first game as a Cardinal, Jauwan Scaife, a Muncie Central High School product, scored 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting, including 2-of-4 from 3-point range in Ball State's 88-78 season-opening win over Valparaiso Friday night at Worthen Arena.
The Cardinals (1-0) were led by six players in double digits, including sophomore Jarrod Jones' 19 points.