Ball State vs.
Tuesday • 7 p.m. (EST)
Worthen Arena (11,500)
Radio: WERK (104.9 FM) - Jay Garrison
What's On Tap: Ball State women's basketball returns home before the holidays when it hosts Wyoming Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Worthen Arena. Wyoming is a member of the Mountain West Conference and currently owns an 8-2 overall record. Ball State enters the game with a 3-8 overall mark. This is the first time in program history the Cardinals have played Wyoming.
About Wyoming: The Cowgirls opened the season winning four straight games beating Idaho (86-53), Denver (81-66), Seton Hall (55-45) and Pepperdine (72-50) before Wyoming fell at Colorado (68-59) Nov. 28. After that, the Cowgirls took down one of the Cardinals' MAC West Division opponents Eastern Michigan (73-50) and went on to win three in a row before losing to Bowling Green Sunday by a score of 79-69.
The Coaches: Ball State head coach Brady Sallee is in his first season at Ball State. Sallee's career coaching record is 139-117 and he is 3-8 with the Cardinals. He was named the 11th head women's basketball coach in Ball State history May 10. During his tenure at Eastern Illinois Sallee posted a 136-109 career record at EIU. He led the Panthers to the institution's first ever Ohio Valley Conference title during the 2009-10 campaign. In 2011-12, Eastern Illinois was 22-9 overall, posted a 13-3 OVC mark and competed in the Women's National Invitation Tournament. Joe Legerski will be entering his 10th season as the head women's basketball coach at the University of Wyoming. He was named head coach on May 1, 2003 and became the sixth head coach in Cowgirl history. Legerski currently owns an overall record of 180-109 over his 10 years at the helm of the Cowgirl.
Probable Starters: Brittany Carter, Katie Murphy, Shelbie Justice, Brandy Woody and Nathalie Fontaine.