Coming off two consecutive losses for the first time this season, Buffalo (17-7, 9-4 MAC) was not taking this game with Ball State (7-18, 2-11 MAC) lightly. The Bulls came out with the losses to Bowling Green and Central Michigan on their minds, and they took it to the Cardinals (7-18, 2-11 MAC), 97-58.
Ball State kicked off the season at the Grand Canyon University Classic in Tempe, Arizona, last weekend, and while the Cardinals’ 1-3 showing wasn’t ideal, head coach Rich Maloney said their record could have just as easily been reversed.
Ball State (14-11, 5-7 MAC) escaped with a 57-56 win at home against Akron (14-11, 6-6 MAC) Saturday. It came down to a last-second jump shot in the end, an it clanked off the rim to give the Cardinals their third win in a row. Here’s what stood out in the Cardinals’ victory.
No. 10 Lewis (9-4, 3-0 MIVA) doubled No. 12 Ball State Men’s Volleyball’s (7-6, 1-2 MIVA) hitting percentage Friday, leading to a 3-0 sweep and the Cardinals’ second consecutive conference loss.
Dirtbag. It’s not the most pleasant of words. In fact, its definition states just the opposite: “an unpleasant person.” Certainly not something you’d want to win an award for — that is, unless you play baseball at Ball State.