Despite a record with just eight wins and a roster featuring six freshmen, Ball State Women's Basketball saw immense growth throughout the 2018-2019 season.
Heading into the NCAA Tournament, it was no question the team's opponent, the Tennessee Volunteers, would present a challenge in the first round. But the outcome was anything but predictable.
While Ball State (8-23, 3-15 MAC) managed to outscore Toledo (20-10, 12-7 MAC) in every quarter apart from the first, the early deficit gave the Rockets enough headway to come out victorious to advance to the second round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament, sending the Cardinals back to Muncie and ending their season.
After a near-sweep of the Silicon Valley Classic last weekend, Ball State (12-9, 0-0 MAC) suffered a 1-4 record at the USF-Clearwater Parks and Recreational Invitational, snagging its lone victory against Furman Saturday.
Although Ball State (7-20, 2-13 MAC) has not seen a win since Jan. 23 when they took down Kent State, head coach Brady Sallee and his squad are not focused on the wins and losses.