“It was the main reason we scheduled it,” head coach Brady Sallee said. “When Hana came here, UConn reached out to Beth Goetz who had worked at UConn. They got together and were like ‘It would be awesome if we could get the Mühl sisters together.’ Beth came to me and I said absolutely.”
Although the Cardinals won against IUPUI and Saint Louis. In those three games, slow opening quarters for Ball State have put themselves in tight situations down the line. The Billikens fought until the whistle, but Ball State proved to be too much for Saint Louis in the 71-64 win.
The game from the kick was a roller coaster of highs and lows for each team. Here are four takeaways from the game.
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Focused on the game, Sallee said that he did not realize the record-setting crowd at Worthen Arena at first. The 5,442 person crowd set the all-time record for a Ball State women’s basketball game.
With IUPUI taking its best shot at Ball State, Sallee said that the Cardinals' execution in pulling out the win will bode well for them going forward.
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The top-ten matchup did not disappoint, with a close back-and-forth battle that ended in a Ball State 75-64 win over UNI.
Head coach Mike Neu made it clear there is always something to play for. He said that players only get so many games, and for seniors, the time is winding down for their time at Ball State. With that being said, Neu said that they won’t take anything for granted and finish the fight.
The Cardinals finished shooting at a 55 percent rate for the night, Sallee said the team clearly is going to make shots. That being said, he said the Cardinals cannot rely on just making shots. He said Ball State has not run into a team that is shooting well, but it is just a matter of time until they do. When they do, he said they will have to rely on tough defense to persevere.
“I was an undersized defensive lineman with a chip on my shoulder; that is kind of how I see myself as a coach now,” Tyler Stockton said. “I kind of feel underrated all the time and know I have to outwork people.”