Bradley's mascot, introduced in 2014 after the school went mascot-less for 14 years, makes his NCAA Tournament debut. Even though the team's nickname is Braves, its mascot is a gargoyle, modeled after one of four atop the university. (Duane Zehr/Bradley University/TNS)

How to fill out your NCAA Tournament bracket

Every year, people fill out their brackets in a wide variety of ways. Whether you pick the teams close to your heart, the best of the best or you simply like the team name, here are some strategies for you to try to perfect your bracket or leave it covered in red.

Redshirt senior guard Tyler Persons dribbles the ball up the court at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, March 14, 2019. Persons led the Cardinals in scoring and assists. Rebecca Slezak,DN

Ball State Men’s Basketball seniors shine in final game despite loss

With 57 seconds left and the game all but over, redshirt senior guard Tayler Persons headed to the bench one last time. The final buzzer sounded, and Bowling Green celebrated a 99-86 win over Ball State to send the Falcons to the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament. It put an end to not only the Cardinals’ season, but a couple Cardinals’ careers as well.

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