Ball State (27-14, 5-4 MAC) lost the third and final game against Northern Illinois (18-20, 5-6 MAC) Wednesday in a 4-2 game, giving the Huskies a 2-1 series win on the season.
From last season to this, Zion Williamson has played a huge role in the Blue Devils' success. Making a run to the Midwest Regional Championship last season, Duke is a favorite to win the entire tournament this season.
Despite a career night for junior guard Jasmin Samz, her performance wasn’t enough to push Ball State Women's Basketball (7-20, 3-12 MAC) past the top seed in the Mid-American West, as the Central Michigan Chippewas (21-6, 12-3 MAC) won their fifth consecutive. Here are a few takeaways from Wednesday’s MAC west matchup at Worthen Arena.
The Cardinals went on an 18-7 run late to put them within one with five seconds left. Redshirt senior Tayler Persons’ 3-pointer at the buzzer was a bit off, and the RedHawks escaped with the win. Here’s was stood out in the Cardinals’ loss.
The Cardinals have had leads heading into the second half or fourth quarter on four separate occasions this season including, the 65-62 loss on Saturday against conference opponent Western Michigan at home.