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The octagon ceiling that encloses the court inside Worthen Arena keeps the players and the fans warm and dry. Around 4 p.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service predicted a 90 percent chance of perception.
Thirty-two minutes. That’s how much time it took for Muncie Burris (4-3) to secure the win over Wes-Del (0-6).
"We could be 5-0."
Ball State’s win over Indiana State was a tale of two halves. One half saw the ball clank off of the rim, and the other saw it fall through the bottom of the net.
In its past three games, Ball State Men's Basketball has gotten off to a slower start. Whether it's scoring or shooting, at least one facet of the game has taken a while to get going.
Ball State and Cincinnati battled back and forth throughout the contest, but the Bearcats won the final stretch, which propelled them to a 63-56 win. Here are four takeaways from the Cardinals' second loss of the season.
It was a showdown at Fifth Third Arena Saturday afternoon where Ball State Women’s Basketball (1-2, 0-0 MAC) and Cincinnati (1-2, 0-0 American) traded leads and fought tooth-and-nail, ending in a 63-56 victory for the Bearcats.
Editors note: An earlier version of this article stated that Tahjai Teague started against Defiance on Nov. 5. Teague did not start that game and has since been corrected.
Ball State Men’s Basketball won its second game of the season, cooling off the UIC Flames in a 67-48 win. The Cardinals cruised their way to victory, dominating both halves as they found contribution all around. Here is what stood out.
Composed, complete and different.
Ball State had never lost a game to the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons, and Tuesday night was no different. The Cardinals pocketed their first win of the season, led by sophomore Anna Clephane with 16 points, in their 83-52 victory. All but two players on the roster contributed points of their own.
Ball State wasted no time getting the ball rolling, opening the game with back-to-back 3-pointers and sparking an all-around offensive show.
Ball State suffered its first loss of the season to Evansville by four Saturday. However, if you wound the clock back to halftime, the margin of defeat would seem near impossible.
Buckets were hard to come by in Tuesday night’s matchup between Ball State and IUPUI where the Cardinals lost, 65-48. The Cardinals struggled to gather momentum in the first half, tallying more turnovers than they did points after two quarters.
This wasn’t just an opener for Ball State Men’s Basketball. This was a new beginning for six new players who saw their first minutes at the collegiate level.
It was a slow start for Ball State Women’s Basketball (0-1, 0-0 MAC), as first-game jitters seemed to hold the Cardinals back early, and they never could recover, falling to IUPUI (1-0, 0-0 Horizon) for the first time in history, 65-48.
Halfway through the second half of the Cardinals' season opener against Defiance, all five players on the court had seen little to no playing time last season. It was odd for head coach James Whitford, but in a good way.
After recording the fewest number of wins in 25 years with eight last season, Ball State Women’s Basketball is looking to get back to a playstyle that will lead them to success for the upcoming season.