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Ball State Cardinals sophomore guard Sydney Freeman catches a rebound Dec. 2, 2020, at John E. Worthen Arena. Freeman scored 11 points against the Eagles. Jacob Musselman, DN

Ball State Cardinals sophomore guard Sydney Freeman catches a rebound Dec. 2, 2020, at John E. Worthen Arena. Freeman scored 11 points against the Eagles. Jacob Musselman, DN

Basketball Last Updated 6 hours ago

Bred into a winning culture: Sydney Freeman has brought her winning ways from Central Noble High School to Ball State

 Freeman is most remembered for her involvement in the turnaround of Central Noble High School Girls’ Basketball. The Cougars had not won more than five games since the 2009-10 season, but Freeman took the team from one of the worst in the state to one of the most dominant teams, beginning with her arrival in 2015. The Cougars finished 18-7 her freshman season before going 23-5 her junior season and 27-1 her senior season.  


Basketball Last Updated 23 hours ago

Brown cements name in record books in win

 Ball State beat Northern Illinois 82-79 on Wednesday evening. This victory improves the Cardinals' road record to 10-2, good for best in the Mid-American Conference. While crowds might look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 guidelines, Sallee believes their performance on the road speaks to their identity. 


Basketball 2/24/2021, 5:56pm

Ishmael El-Amin scores 1000th career point in Cardinals' win

The limited fans and his team applauded as El-Amin waved to the crowd while soaking in the moment of making history. Not only did he score his 1000th career point, but he also scored 16 points in the game and led Ball State Men’s Basketball to a 90-71 over Kent State. 


Basketball 2/20/2021, 12:10pm

Cardinals can't put together complete game in loss to Akron

  Ball State Men's Basketball could not produce a complete game in its 88-79 loss to Akron. At the half, the Cardinals held a six-point lead. However, the script flipped in the second half when the Zips outscored the Cardinals 58-43 in the second half. Whitford liked what he saw in that first half but thinks the issue concerns the complete game as a whole. 


Basketball 2/20/2021, 1:09am

Ball State loses to Akron, drops second game in a row

 The Cardinals went into the break leading 36-30 and held the Zips’ offense to just 34 percent shooting from the field and 33 percent from deep. Ball State held Akron’s leading scorer Loren Cristian Jackson to zero points in the half. In spite of this, Ball State lost the game 88-79.