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MEN'S BASKETBALL: Coach concerned as offense vanishes

As impatience builds within the program and its fan base, coach Billy Taylor and his staff are left with the daunting task of bringing an effective offense back to Worthen Arena in the grind-it-out world of Mid-American Conference play.



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DN DECADE: The Maui Miracle

At the 2001 Maui Invitational, the Ball State University men's basketball team knocked off two top-five schools to reach the tournament final.


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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Ball State falls to Wisconsin-Green Bay by 20

The Ball State University women's basketball team dropped its second straight game Thursday night, falling to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 83-63.Even with her team going up against an undefeated Green Bay team that is receiving votes in the Associated Press and Coaches' polls, coach Kelly Packard believes the game could have been closer had her team finished the game strong.



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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Ball State falls at Missouri

COLUMBIA, MO.- The University of Missouri women's basketball coach Cindy Stein said her team found opportunities in the second half to win. Those opportunities were at the expense of Ball State University, who dropped a 27-26 halftime lead to lose 66-55 Saturday."In the second half, we came out with more intensity on defense and that intensity on defense created offense," Missouri guard RaeShara Brown said.


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MEN'S BASKETBALL: Cards have worst offensive output since 1952 season

Trapped in a corner, Pierre Sneed pivoted four times with the ball and looked toward the Ball State University bench for answers on the opposite side of the court.The lost feeling on offense was a common one in the Cardinals' game last night against No. 23 Butler University.Ball State scored just 11 points in a first half where it shot 4-of-21 (19 percent) from the field and dug too deep of a hole in its 59-38 loss to Butler.



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MEN'S BASKETBALL: Cardinals go from undefeated to .500 over break

The Ball State University men's basketball team entered Thanksgiving Break undefeated and in anticipation of both its first road game of the season and a home matchup against a team some considered to be a simple task.But after those two games, the Cardinals find themselves at 2-2 and looking for answers at the wrong time. Ball State begins its toughest stretch of the non-conference schedule on Wednesday with a home game against Butler University, which is ranked No. 12 in the nation.


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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: McDonald breaks Ball State record in win

There is a new 3-point queen on the Ball State University women's basketball team (3-3). Her name is Audrey McDonald. McDonald, a senior guard, entered Sunday's game against the University of North Dakota (1-5) needing four 3s to take the top spot in the record book with 254 made 3-point baskets. In the process of sinking those 3s, Ball State defeated North Dakota 89-77.


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MEN'S BASKETBALL: Unique defense, missed free throws doom Ball State in loss to UC-Davis

If most basketball teams want to win close contests down the stretch and convert zero shots in the final eight minutes of the game, then free throw shooting typically becomes critical to winning or losing.The Ball State University men's basketball team did exactly that Saturday afternoon against the University of California-Davis by not making a single shot from the field in the final 8:19 of the second half.


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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Cards look to start Thanksgiving Break off on right foot

Tonight's game against Valparaiso University (3-0) will be a battle for in-state bragging rights. Ball State (1-2) enters the contest coming off a hard-fought victory over Northern Arizona University (0-4) on Saturday.The Crusaders could be one of the toughest challenges the Cardinals will see early this season. Valparaiso is off to its best start in program history with three straight wins, but hasn't taken to the road yet.


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MEN'S BASKETBALL: Ball State travels to Temple

Two distinctly different wins at home opened the 2009-10 season for the Ball State University men's basketball team, and now the Cardinals begin their road slate tonight in Philadelphia at a perennial NCAA Tournament team at Temple University.Coach Billy Taylor said Monday that the Owls (2-1) present problems all around the court for the Cardinals (2-0).


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MEN'S BASKETBALL: Ball State improves to 2-0 with win over SIU-Edwardsville

With a 57-47 victory against SIU Edwardsville on Saturday, Ball State University improved to 2-0 for the first time in coach Billy Taylor's tenure.The Cardinals started off hot, opening the game with seven straight points and two dunks. Their shooting touch would go cold as the game continued, but Ball State finished strong enough to earn the win.






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