Another close game at halftime (one point) turned into a second half pullaway. In Brady Sallee's debut game coaching the Cardinals, they kept the turnovers down (relatively speaking, 21 to UE's 30) but didn't shoot well at all (just 28 percent). Nathalie Fontaine, a freshman, led the team with 15 points and Shelbie Justice scored eight points on five shots and had three rebounds, assists and steals.
Evansville 54, Ball State 45
By Matt Sussman