Ball State (11-10, 2-6 MAC) fell 83-59 to No.18 Buffalo (19-2, 7-1 MAC) Tuesday. Taking on a nationally-ranked team on the road is a tall task in itself, but the Cardinals made things more difficult in multiple areas. Here’s what to take away from the game.
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While the official Running of the Bulls takes place every July in Spain, there's a herd 3,700 miles west that has been running for the second longest home winning streak in the nation.
Due to expected severe weather, Ball State Women's Basketball has postponed its matchup against Buffalo on Jan 30 at Worthen Arena. The game has been rescheduled for Feb 20 at Worthen Arena.
The 2012-13 season marked a new era for Ball State Women's Basketball with the hiring of head coach Brady Sallee and right from the get go Cardinal fans have seen nothing but, success from their team. Since taking over the program, Sallee has had 120-75 overall record and coached the team to one of their best seasons in program history, 25-7 record last year.
Ball State (11-9, 2-5 MAC) dropped its second game to Ohio (11-8, 3-4 MAC) of the season Saturday. In the teams’ first matchup, the Bobcats took control early and never looked back, cruising to an 18-point victory. The second time around was different. Here’s a look at what stood out.
Meredith Miller of Western Michigan (8-9, 2-4 MAC) was the deciding factor Saturday against Ball State (7-12, 2-5 MAC), draining four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to grant the Broncos a 65-62 win.
It's haunted the Cardinals on three separate occasions this season. With a tight game coming down to the final seconds, one shot changes it all.
“That was old school.”
It was more than just one game on the line tonight as Ball State Women's Basketball (7-11, 2-4 MAC) took on Kent State (10-7, 3-3 MAC). The Golden Flashes had not won a game inside Worthen Arena since 1997.
The aspect of mentality in sports has been said to be key in the success of an athlete or team. Staying focused and positive brings a winning result.
In the last seven meetings between Ball State (6-11, 1-4 MAC) and Miami (12-4, 4-2) the Cardinals were able to handle the RedHawks, but Saturday it was a different story.
Coming off of a slim loss to Bowling Green on Tuesday, Ball State Men's Basketball snapped at three game losing streak in a strong performance on the road to Central Michigan, 82-73. With Miami just around the corner, here are some key takeaways from the matchup.
A late scoring run led Ball State (11-7, 2-3 MAC) to its second conference win of the season on the road against Central Michigan (14-4, 3-2 MAC). This victory put an end to a three-game losing streak for the Cardinals.
Today marked head coach Brady Sallee’s first loss against the Miami RedHawks (12-4, 4-2) as they took down Ball State (6-11, 1-4 MAC) in Millett Hall, 60-57.
Ball State’s freshman forward Thelma Dis Agustsdottir has been on a scoring tear, and she maintained her hot-streak against Buffalo Wednesday night, but it wasn’t enough as the Cardinals (6-10, 1-4 MAC) lost their second straight conference game to the Bulls (11-4, 3-1 MAC) 77-65.
Growing up, Thelma Dis Agustsdóttir was surrounded by basketball. Her mother, Björg Hafsteinsdóttir, played on the national teams when Thelma was young and from the age of five, she knew she want to follow in her mother’s footsteps.
Buffalo senior Cierra Dillard holds the No. 2 spot in the NCAA for points per game, and she proved her point in Wednesday’s game against Ball State (6-10, 1-4 MAC). The Bulls (11-4, 3-1 MAC) topped the Cardinals by a final score of 77-65.
If history tells Ball State fans anything, Tayler Persons is going to take the last shot when the game is on the line. He hit game-winning threes against Notre Dame, Valparaiso and Bowling Green last season.
After an 18 point loss to Ohio on Saturday, Ball State Men's Basketball (10-7, 1-3 MAC) played like Saturday was a fading memory as the Cardinals would go talon to talon with conference leader Bowling Green (12-5, 4-0 MAC).