As the end of the non-conference season comes to a close, many MAC squads have proved to be front runners for the conference title while others have some work to do. Here are six takeaways from the NCAA's most recent NET rankings
By the end of the game, Ball State Men's Basketball (6-4, 0-0 MAC) was heading back to Muncie with a 89-77 loss to Evansville (5-4, 0-0 MVC) after the Purple Aces came out going on a 44-11 run to start the second half.
Head coach James Whitford dawned a beige tie with black and white plaid stripes a year ago today as Ball State Men's Basketball (6-3, 0-0 MAC) stunned once No. 9 Notre Dame. 365 days later, the Cardinals took down last season's Final Four contender, Loyola Chicago (5-4, 0-0 MVC), 75-69.
In a homecoming of sorts for five different Cardinals, Ball State Men's Basketball (5-3, 0-0 MAC) was able to pull away from IUPUI (5-3, 0-0 Horizon) in the late second half for the 85-75 win.
Coming off of a 46 point win over Tiffin on Tuesday, Ball State Men's Basketball (4-3, 0-0 MAC) will face a hot IUPUI (5-2, 0-0 Horizon) on Saturday in Indianapolis.