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Redshirt sophomore foward Mickey Pearson Jr. contemplates his next move during a game against Buffalo Jan. 24 at Worthen Arena. The Cardinals fell to the Bulls 65-91. Katelyn Howell, DN

Ball State suffers first home loss of the season

Ball State turnover. Buffalo layup. Ball State turnover. Buffalo miss, but then another Ball State turnover. Buffalo 3-pointer, Ball State answers. Then back-to-back turnovers lead to back-to-back 3-pointers. Coach Lewis calls a timeout. The score is 12 - 3. Ball State (13-7, 4-3 MAC) could never recover from this sloppy start in its 26-point loss at the hands of Buffalo (10-10, 4-3 MAC), who never seemed to cool down, shooting 59.7 percent (37-of-62) from the field and 50 percent (11-of-22) from the perimeter.

Redshirt junior guard Jarron Coleman looks to pass the ball in a game against Illinois State at the Indy Classic Dec. 17 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Coleman had seven assists during the game. Amber Pietz, DN

Opportunity for growth after Ball State's road loss to Kent State

Ball State (13-6, 4-2 MAC) went on the road to take on battle-tested Kent State (16-3, 6-0 MAC) in a matchup of the two teams atop the Mid-American Conference (MAC) standings, and Kent State put on a clinic. The Golden Flashes clicked on just about every aspect of the game, while the Cardinals had trouble on both sides of the ball. Head Coach Michael Lewis acknowledges that this was their first real test of the season. 


Ball State wins nail-biter in Worthen

“Three games in a row here that we'll be thanking the crowd. They played a huge role tonight. Their energy, their noise, they tried to help the officials. The whole thing. I love it,” head coach Michael Lewis said. “The students were fantastic. We're going to try to continue to play hard and compete and put a product out there that those people appreciate.”

Redshirt junior guard Jarron Coleman dunks the ball in a game against Illinois State at the Indy Classic Dec. 17 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Coleman scored 16 points during the game. Amber Pietz, DN

Cardinals winning streak snapped as they pick up first conference loss

Poor passing. Poor court awareness. Bad shot selection. Miscommunications. “What are you doing? What are you doing?” rang on the court and could be heard through the broadcast. Head Coach Michael Lewis was at a loss for words on the sideline in Athens, Ohio. In what was a physical game, which is synonymous with Mid-American Conference (MAC) play, Ball State (11-5, 2-1 MAC) fell to Ohio (9-7, 1-2 MAC). 


Ball State leaves Inaugural Indy Classic with a win

A huge block leading to a big layup from Mickey Pearson. A smooth behind-the-back pass from Jarron Coleman for an easy layup. A steal and outlet pass leading to a slam. The Cardinals made big plays under the bright lights of Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Downtown Indianapolis Dec. 17 and left with their third win on the bounce.

Senior guard Demarius Jacobs looks to pass the ball in a game against IU-South Bend Nov. 19 at Worthen Arena. Jacobs scored 12 points during the game. Mya Cataline, DN

Ball State beaten by Duquesne buzzer-beater

Jaylin Sellers takes the handoff and goes straight to the basket for a layup plus the foul. He drains the free throw to give Ball State Men's Basketball a two-point lead with 12 seconds to go. Duquesne makes its way up the court, scrambling to either tie or win the game. Ball State defends their matchups well until Tre Clark III gets the ball on the left wing. He dribbles and shot fakes, but Jarron Coleman doesn’t bite. It doesn’t matter. He shoots it anyway. The buzzer sounds and the basket is good. The Dukes win, 78-77. 

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