On Saturday, the Buffalo Bulls were destroyed in their game with Western Michigan. The Bulls now sit at an even .500 record in the MAC despite showing promise that they could be a top team in the conference. Inconsistency continues to be the story as Buffalo finally returns to Alumni for a home game. The men will be taking on a Ball State team that has already eclipsed it's win total from last year.
Opponent: Ball State
Head Coach: James Whitford (12-48, 3rd year with Ball State)
Date/Time: 1/25/16, 7:00 PM
Home/Away: We're going home people
Opponent's Mascot: A Cardinal
Current Record: 13-6 (4-2 MAC)
2014-15 Season Record: 7-23 (2-16 MAC)
Postseason: Did not receive postseason bid
All-Time Series: Ball State leads 14-12
Opponent's Roster and Stats
Ball State has a nice slate of balanced scoring. The Cardinals are lead by Senior Guard Ryan Weber. He currently averages almost 13 points per game, 5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists. Forward Bo Calhoun has also been a strong part of this Ball State offense and will be the main leader in the post. BSU is mainly known for their defense as they're holding opponents to 65.4 points per game, which is good for 36th in the nation
- Won against Valparaiso
- Lost to Ohio
- Won against Western Michigan
Can We Win?
In my opinion, Ball State is one of the favorites to win the West this season. They may have lost to some bad teams like Bradley, but they have been able to play really well in games against stronger teams such as Valpo. I'm give a 70-30 advantage to Ball State on this one as I'm not feeling that high on this team after it's self-destruction at WMU.