BSU Men’s Hoops Hosts Indiana State Tuesday in Rivalry Game

Staff Report

MUNCIE, IN - The Ball State men’s basketball team is preparing to host rival Indiana State for a 7 p.m. tipoff Tuesday at Worthen Arena.

The Cardinals (2-0) are coming off a 66-61 victory over Wofford, while Indiana State (2-1) is coming off a 70-57 win over Truman State.

Tuesday’s game will be televised by Ball State Sports Link and will air on Comcast Indiana 81 in addition to Comcast stations in Michigan. The Sports Link broadcast will also be streamed live for free on ballstatesports.com.

Live Coverage of Tuesday's BSU Game

  • Television: Ball State Sports Link (live on Comcast Indiana 81, tape-delay on Fox College Sports); Announcers: Pat Boylan, Timmy Fogarty and Ashley Reed
  • Radio (Flagship): Ball State Radio Network (104.1 FM WLBC); Play-by-play: Joel Godett; Analyst: David Eha
  • Radio (Student): Sports Link Radio (91.3 FM WCRD); Play-by-play: Sean Stewart; Analyst: Donnie Kolakowski, Tyler Bradfield
  • Internet: Live stats, audio and video at ballstatesports.com

About The Matchup    

With 126 previous meetings, Ball State has played Indiana State more than any other opponent in school history. The series dates all the way back to 1922. Indiana State owns a 69-57 lead all-time against the Cardinals, but Ball State has a 39-21 record against the Sycamores in games played in Muncie.

The Cardinals have won their past 11 home games against Indiana State, including all nine since moving into Worthen Arena.  Indiana State won last year’s meeting, 57-50, in Terre Haute. Jauwan Scaife led all scorers with 15 points, and the Cardinals rallied to cut a 19-point halftime deficit to five but could get no closer.

A Quick Look at the Cardinals    

  • Ball State improved to 2-0 with a 66-61 victory Friday over Wofford.
  • Freshman guard Michael Ramey keyed a 13-2 run midway through the second half with 3-pointers on three straight possessions that took Ball State from a six-point deficit to a lead it never lost.
  • Forward Majok Majok led the Cardinals with 17 points against Wofford. Through two games, the junior college transfer is averaging a near double-double at 14.0 points and 9.5 boards per game.
  • Junior guard Jesse Berry, a preseason All-Mid-American Conference West Division selection, is averaging 14.5 points per game to lead a balanced scoring attack for Ball State. The Cardinals had five double-figure scorers in the opener against Grambling and four in game two against Wofford.
  • Ball State has generated 19 steals and forced 37 total turnovers through two games, turning them into 51 points on the offensive end.

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