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Feb 27, 2013 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, IN - Ball State senior guard Jauwan Scaife is playing every game like it is his last and he showed Central Michigan a career high 34 points on Wednesday, proving the Cardinals could not be beat.  It was no defense, all out shooting that had Ball State in the lead as many as 12 points a couple times in the game and then came down to free throw shooting at the end with a 95-90 win.  It...
Feb 16, 2013 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, IN - It was another Saturday at Worthen Arena where the fighting Cardinals started out great, tied at halftime and then lost 56-50 to Eastern Michigan. All Ball State Coach Billy Taylor could say was the team looked tired and had a rough day defending the Eagles who had two players in double figures and a second half rush that put Ball State behind and never able to...
Feb 10, 2013 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, IN - An incredible performance by Ball State guard Jauwan Scaife scoring a career high 30 points resulted in the Cardinals finally winning at home and upsetting Western Michigan 65-62 Saturday night.  "Our energy was terrific," said BSU Coach Billy Taylor, obviously delighted that his team finally won a home game and snapped a month long losing streak that sent them...
Jan 28, 2013 |
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Ball State’s Majok Grabs MAC West Player of the Week Honor By Rick Yencer Source: BSUSports.com MUNCIE, IN - Majok Majok's raw talent is beginning to improve as he grabbed 21 points Saturday against Miami and won a Player of the Week award from the Mid-American Conference. It marks the second player-of-the-week award for Majok this season and the fourth for a Ball State player. Teammate...
Jan 23, 2013 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, IN - Ball State squandered an early lead with Buffalo and then lost a mostly one possession game 66-63 at the end with poor free throw shooting.  "This loss hurts us," said BSU Coach Billy Taylor, about both players and coaches.  Ball State lost to a team that played about as bad as they as the less than 3,000 fans left while the Cardinals wasted a final possession...
Jan 22, 2013 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, IN - Back to back road losses and a 1-3 start in the Mid-American Conference should not cause Ball State fans to panic about their basketball team, says BSU Coach Billy Taylor.  It's been a difficult stretch for the Cardinals losing to Central Michigan 71-57 on Saturday after being ahead by a basket at halftime, and losing a few days earlier to Akron 71-64.  Taylor...
Jan 08, 2013 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, IN - Ball State mens basketball coach Billy Taylor talked about the up and down early season this week before the fighting Cardinals begin Mid-American Conference play on Wednesday.  "It's an exciting time of year," said Taylor, who saw a 6-6 non-conference season on top of a 15-15 draw last season.  Ball State did have a cliff hanger finish last week, beating...
Dec 12, 2012 |
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Fighting Cardinals head to Mackey Arena next week By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, IN - Ball State basketball continues to improve as forward Majok Majok joined guard Jesse Berry in some recognition as the Mid-American Conference Player of the Week.  Majok's improved scoring and rebounding with Berry's hot hand at times are needed as the Fighting Cardinals head to Mackey Arena to face the Purdue...
Dec 04, 2012 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, IN - Zach Fields, Ball State senior center, wanted to get his team restarted last week when they slumped in the last few minutes against Cleveland State.  So he said a few words like former Indiana coach Bobby Knight would yell to get the Hoosiers back in the game.  That spark did not result in a last minute comeback, and Fields, the vocal leader of the Fighting...
Nov 27, 2012 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, IN - Ball State University Coach Billy Taylor referred to his first coaching visit to historic  I.U. Assembly Hall on Sunday as the most hostile environment the Cardinals will face this season.  That 101-53 humiliation at the hands of the No. 1 ranked Hoosiers and their national championship banners is something that Taylor promised to work through with his young...
Nov 12, 2012 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, IN - Ball State found it easy to beat a losing Grambling State with a 17 point game from guard Jesse Berry and a double double from new big man Majok Majok.  And Berry, a Lafayette junior, earned player of the week honors for the Mid-American Conference West Division after this first game of the season under the big lights.  Billy Taylor, BSU basketball coach...

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