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WBB Hosts Toledo for Senior Night Tuesday

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Release: February 27, 2012
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Ball State (9-19, MAC 4-11) vs.
Toledo (19-8, MAC 12-3)
Tuesday,
7 p.m. (EST)

Worthen Arena (Capacity 11,500)
Muncie, Ind.

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Radio:  WERK (104.9 FM) - Jay Garrison
WCRD (91.3) - Donnie Kolakowski and Sean Stewart

Scouting Ball State:  The Cardinals host Toledo Tuesday night in Worthen Arena at 7 p.m. for its last Mid-American Conference regular season game of the year.  Ball State will recognize its three seniors Amber Crago, Megan Craft and Suzanne Grossnickle at the end of the contest.  The Cardinals enter Tuesday's game with an overall record of 9-19 and a 4-11 mark in the MAC.  Ball State recently suffered a 74-43 loss to Eastern Michigan Saturday.  Jazmin Hitchens leads the squad in scoring with 8.9 points per game while Grossnickle owns the glass with 5.0 rebounds.

Scouting Toledo:  The Rockets are currently the No. 3 overall seed in the MAC and have locked up the automatic bid to Cleveland for the quarterfinals of the tournament.  Toledo is coming off of a 49-39 victory over Northern Illinois Saturday.  The Rockets have three players averaging double figures; Andola Dortch (13.1 ppg), Courtney Ingersoll (11.2 ppg) and Yoland Richardson (10.1 ppg).  Toledo's to rebounder is Richardson with 6.4 rebounds per game.  The Rockets enter Tuesday's contest with an overall record of 19-8 and a league mark of 12-3.  After beating Ball State in January the Rockets have gone 10-1 in MAC play.

The Coaches: Ball State head coach Kelly Packard is in her fourth season at Ball State . . . Packard's overall record at Ball State is 58-66 (.467), while her Mid-American Conference mark is 29-35 . . . . Tricia Cullop is in her fourth season at Toledo . . . Cullop's overall record at Toledo is 91-38 and she owns a MAC record of 49-12 . . . Under Cullop Toledo has won the 2011 WNIT championship, a MAC regular-season title and two MAC West Division crowns.

The Series:  This is the 68th meeting between Ball State and Toledo . . . The Rockets lead the all-time series 43-24 . . . The Cardinals lost both of their meetings to Toledo last season . . . The last time Ball State defeated Toledo at Savage Arena was in 2009 by a score of 75-69 . . . The Cardinals fell at Toledo this season by a score of 63-48.

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