¢ Ball State of the Mid-America Conference is located in Muncie, Ind. Enrollment is 17,728. Nickname is Colonials. Colors are Cardinal and White.
¢ KU and Ball State are tied 1-1 all-time. KU won, 94-72, in a 1993 NCAA Midwest Regional game in Chicago; the Cardinals won, 93-91, in the 2001 Maui Invitational, a game in which Aaron Miles and Nick Collison suffered severe cramping.
¢ Ball State's Chris Ames is out at least four weeks with a broken jaw. He took an inadvertent elbow from center Micah Rollin at practice. Ames' mouth is wired shut. Chris Mills has been suffering from tendinitis in a leg. Jarelle Redden has turf toe.
¢ It could be a good thing this game is on a neutral floor. Ball State is 166-46 all-time at Worthen Arena in Muncie.
¢ Ball State is traveling 4,893 miles in a five-day stretch, competing in Vegas against KU and Western Kentucky and at Georgetown on Monday.