Opposing teams don’t want Tayler Persons to have the ball while the clock is running out.
Ball State is heating up in the final stretch of its non-conference schedule entering this weekend's matchup on a four-game win streak.
As more than 8,000 fans stood silent in Purcell Pavilion, hundreds of Cardinal fans across the country went to Twitter to proclaim their excitement after Ball State upset No. 9 Notre Dame.
Head coach James Whitford said that Ball State could compete with anyone. And well, he was right. Ball State (5-4) knocked off No. 9 Notre Dame (7-2) with an 80-77 upset victory on the road by way of a game-winning 3-point shot from junior guard Tayler Persons.
Ball State men's basketball will face what will arguably be its toughest opponent of the season on Tuesday night.