Four players with double-digit points along with a noteworthy performance from freshman Anna Clephane awarded Ball State Women’s Basketball (2-5, 0-0 MAC) with a win over Cincinnati (5-3, 0-0 American). After an 0-3 weekend in Florida, head coach Brady Sallee said this was exactly what the team needed.
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With a student enrollment approximately 10 times larger than its opponent, Ball State may seem like the Goliath to Tiffin’s David. It showed Tuesday on the basketball court. The Cardinals (4-3, 0-0 MAC) took down the Dragons (2-3, 0-0 GMAC) 108-62. Five Cardinals reached double-figures in the scoring column to combine for 81 points. Here’s a description of each of their performances.
Tayler Persons, redshirt senior guard for Ball State Men’s Basketball, said leadership is the most underrated thing in sports. The Cardinals have two players who went to extreme measures last summer to enhance their leadership qualities.
Breaking triple digits for the first time since its double overtime win against Akron last season, a strong team effort gave Ball State Men's Basketball (4-3, 0-0 MAC) a dominating win over Tiffin (2-4, 0-0 G-MAC), 108-62.
After three straight games at the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Florida, Ball State Women's Basketball (1-5, 0-0 MAC) returns to Worthen Arena tomorrow to take on the Cincinnati (5-2, 0-0 American) followed by a trip to Butler (5-0, 0-0 Big East) on Sunday.
Ball State Women’s Basketball finished their break in Florida with zero wins, however, there were some positives and improvement was made in their three game stretch. Here are some takeaways from the Gulf Coast Showcase.
The Gulf Coast Showcase presented challenges for Ball State Women's Basketball (1-5, 0-0 MAC) as it moved to 0-3 in the tournament after falling to Quinnipiac (3-3, 0-0 MAAC), 69-66.
Ball State Men’s Basketball (3-3, 0-0 MAC) gave Evansville (2-3, 0-0 MVC) all it could handle in the Cardinals’ 82-72 win Saturday. Here are a few areas of the game that stood out.
In a neck-in-neck battle half way through the first half, redshirt junior guard KJ Walton would down 19 points in the first 20 minutes to give Ball State Men’s Basketball (3-3, 0-0 MAC) a substantial lead throughout the game and eventually a 82-72 win over Evansville (2-3, 0-0 MVC)
Duke (3-2, 0-0 ACC) tops Ball State Women’s Basketball (1-4, 0-0 MAC) in its third meeting in program history, but the game saw the Cardinals best performance of the three against the Blue Devils.
Ball State Women’s Basketball (1-3, 0-0 MAC) battled until the end, but it wasn’t enough as it fell short to Fordham (2-3, 0-0 Atlantic 10) in the first round of the Gulf Coast Showcase, 78-70.
Ball State Women’s Basketball (1-2, 0-0 MAC) will leave the cold weather for the holiday and travel south for the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Florida.
With 2:43 left in regulation, it was looking like Ball State Men's Basketball (2-3, 0-0 MAC) would leave the Charleston Classic with a win as it held an 11-point lead over Appalachian State (1-4, 0-0 Sun Belt).
Ball State Women's Basketball (1-2, 0-0 MAC) struggled on the offensive end in the first half, which led to Missouri State (1-2, 0-0 MVC) building an early lead and the Cardinals could never recover losing, 74-54. Here are four takeaways from the game.
It was a rough night offensively for Ball State Women's Basketball (1-2, 0-0 MAC) as it shot 33 percent from the field, 11 percent from three, and went five for 17 in free throws against Missouri State (1-2, 0-0 MVC) in a 74-54 loss.
The Cardinals held the lead for 15 seconds.
After a thrilling victory in Worthen Arena Sunday against Cleveland State, Ball State (1-1, 0-0 MAC) journeys to Missouri State (0-2, 0-0 MVC) for a matchup against the Bears this weekend.
Opening up play in the Charleston Classic, Ball State Men's Basketball (1-2, 0-0 MAC) took on No. 16 Virginia Tech (2-0, 0-0 ACC). Hokie scoring runs as high as 12-2 would continuously set the Cardinals back. An 8-0 scoring run to end the game, would be too little, too late as they would fall, 73-64.
Coming off of a close loss to No. 23 Purdue, Ball State Men’s Basketball (1-1, 0-0 MAC) heads down to Charleston, South Carolina for the Charleston Classic. The Cardinals will open tournament play against another ranked opponent in No. 15 Virginia Tech (1-0, 0-0 ACC).
After a blowout loss to Purdue, Ball State Women’s Basketball (1-1 0-0 MAC), led by junior guard Jasmin Samz, was able to attain its first victory in a back-and-forth shootout against Cleveland State (1-2 0-0 Horizon) Sunday, 67-62.