Women's Basketball head coach Brady Sallee yells at a referee after a foul on Ball State Jan. 11, 2020, at John E. Worthen Arena. Sallee is in his eighth season at Ball State. Jacob Musselman, DN

4 takeaways from Ball State Women’s basketball’s first MAC loss

In a game where the Cardinals were outscored, 34-14, in the second half, offense wasn’t the only thing Ball State had a hard time finding. From committing three turnovers before their first point to only making 5-of-12 attempts from the free-throw line, the Cardinals were not able to keep up with the Chippewas. Here are four takeaways from Ball State’s 66-39 defeat at Central Michigan. 

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. 

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