Catholics v Cardinals. Ball State Women’s Basketball (2-2) faced the ninth-best women’s basketball team in the nation (according to the Associated Press), Notre Dame (4-0), with the Fighting Irish winning 95-60. Although it was a one-sided showing for most of the game, Ball State head coach Brady Sallee said this game would make the Cardinals better in the long run, and gave credit to Irish head coach, Niele Ivey, for scheduling a home-and-home with Ball State, noting Notre Dame is scheduled to visit Ball State in the 2023-24 season.
After Katryna Gaither’s induction to the Notre Dame Hall of Fame, the long pre-game hype video and the pump-up song before tip-off, Ball State came out red hot… against No. 9 Notre Dame.
Ball State led for the first four minutes and 55 seconds… against No. 9 Notre Dame.
Ball State led at six minutes and 43 seconds … against No. 9 Notre Dame.
The Cardinals were led in these two stretches by sophomore Madelyn Bischoff. While the Cardinals led 11-6 (against No. 9 Notre Dame), Bischoff had nine of those 11 in only four minutes and 30 seconds.