In below freezing temperatures with ice cold water to match, Ball State held the 2017 annual Polar Plunge Feb. 4.
Ball State women's basketball managed to erase a 12-point deficit to come back and win 76-68 against visiting Mid-American Conference West Division rival Northern Illinois. While senior guard Nathalie Fontaine took the spotlight with her 40 minutes of play and record-breaking performance, junior center Renee Bennett led the charge to bring the Cardinals back for the victory. Fontaine's last second layup was set up by Bennett, who stepped up to pull away from the Huskies with just a few minutes remaining in the game.
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 lost its first home game of the season against Central Michigan 74-65 after struggling in areas the team normally excels at.
Sophomore guard Frannie Frazier has not started in a women's basketball game this season, but head coach Brady Sallee doesn't see her as a bench player. Frazier was one of five Cardinals who scored in double digits during Ball State's 78-71 victory over Akron on Feb. 3.