Junior forward Oshlynn Brown goes up for a basket Jan. 11, 2020, at John E. Worthen Arena. The Cardinals beat the Eagles 59-54. Jacob Musselman, DN

Heart, toughness help Ball State knock off Eastern Michigan

Ball State Women’s Basketball's performances in second halves this season so far has helped it be successful in the win column. The Cardinals were even better again in the second half against Eastern Michigan, and it was enough for them to come out on top to extend their current win streak to seven games straight. 

Senior forward, Kyle Mallers (14), attempts to swat the ball away to avoid an opponent rebound against Loyola Chicago Dec. 3, 2019, at John E. Worthen Arena. The Cardinals out rebounded the Ramblers 36-31. Omari Smith, DN

4 takeaways from Ball State’s 75-60 road loss to Akron

Ball State Men’s Basketball had Akron on the brink of defeat, but a second-half lapse ultimately was the deciding factor in the Cardinals’ 75-60 loss. Akron has yet to lose at home, and Friday night was no different, as the Zips moved to 10-0 on their stomping grounds. Here are four takeaways. 


Blackford gets revenge on conference opponent Madison-Grant

Friday night’s Central Indiana Conference matchup was different for the Bruins. Their third-year head coach Jerry Hoover would miss the game because he was hospitalized this week due to having pneumonia. He left the keys to his son and assistant coach Don Hoover. The absence of the team’s head coach did not distract Blackford from defeating Madison-Grant, 93-74. 

Sophomore forward Thelma Dis Agustdottir charges IUPUI Junior guard Holly Hoopingarner Nov. 5, 2019, in the IUPUI Gymnasium in Indianapolis, Ind. Hoopingarner had eight points against the Cardinals. Jacob Musselman, DN

Dominant 2nd half powers Ball State past Urbana

Ball State Women’s Basketball (8-4, 0-0 MAC) made its return to Worthen Arena Monday after not having a contest on its home floor for 23 days. The Cardinals showed signs of rust after the holiday break but turned their play around in the second half and came away with a convincing 84-49 victory against Urbana (7-6, 3-3 AMC). 

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