Arizona's Bennedict Mathurin (0) reacts after a dunk during the second half against TCU in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Viejas Arena at San Diego State University on March 20, 2022, in San Diego. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/TNS)

SMEDLEY: 2022 NBA Draft Results: Indiana Pacers get their wing of the future with No. 6 pick

SMEDLEY: With the No. 6 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, the Indiana Pacers selected Bennedict Mathurin, who is an explosive athlete that showcases tremendous athletic ability that also shows a fiery passion for the game of basketball and should provide the Pacers with yet another scoring option and a player who has room to improve defensively, while not being a liability on that end either.






Members of the Ball State Women's Basketball team celebrate after senior Blake Smith hits a three-pointer in their game against Eastern Michigan University Mar. 5 at Worthen Arena. The Cardinals rotated their entire bench into the line up on Senior Night. Eli Houser, DN
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Unselfish approach: Ball State Women’s Basketball reflects on its cultural development and close bonds after earning WNIT berth

Ball State’s roster fluctuated throughout the offseason and regular season. Three freshmen joined the Cardinals, three seniors graduated, multiple players transferred and players got injured, including redshirt junior Anna Clephane. Sallee said the Cardinals’ ability to adapt and overcome adversity was one of the stories of the season.