Junior forward Oshlynn Brown (32) loses a rebound to Junior guard Kenzie Schmitz, Jan. 25, 2020, in John E. Worthen Arena. Schmitz had five points against the Cardinals. Jacob Musselman, DN

Ball State counts on defense, toughness, trust in positive season

Throughout the 2019-20 campaign of the Ball State Women’s Basketball team, the Cardinals have keyed in on their physicality and toughness, which has led to them being a top defensive team in the Mid-American Conference and nearing the 20-win mark, as they currently sit at 19-8, 11-4 MAC. 

Junior forward Oshlynn Brown goes up to the rim against Northern Illinois Feb. 19, 2020. at John E. Worthen Arena. Brown scored 28 points against the Huskies. Katie Hawkins, DN

Finishing down the stretch key for Ball State in season sweep of Toledo

One constant that has been surrounding the Cardinals this season is playing from start to finish. Playing in close games has been consistent throughout the entire season. Wednesday’s conference tilt against Toledo (11-15, 6-9 MAC) proved to be no different. Ball State Women’s Basketball (19-8, 11-4 MAC) defeated the Rockets 66-60 in a physical game from start to finish. 

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

4 takeaways from Ball State’s road loss at Eastern Michigan

Close margins of victory have been the theme for Ball State Women’s Basketball this season. On Saturday it saw yet another game decided by 10 points or fewer. This time, it was Eastern Michigan that was able to take the slight edge over the Cardinals 61-58. Here are four takeaways from the Cardinals’ first loss in February. 

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