Ian Hansen



Ball State lose final home game of the season

 Ball State Men’s Basketball  had five turnovers and missed its first seven shots in the first five minutes of its 79-60 loss to Akron. Out of a timeout, it took another two minutes for Ball State to score thanks to a slam dunk by junior guard Demarius Jacobs. They were still down just 6-2. 


Ball State loses to Central Michigan in overtime

 In overtime, Central Michigan scored the first six points before Sellers made a layup with 45 seconds to keep Ball State’s hopes alive. They got a steal in the backcourt and freshman center Payton Sparks made a layup to cut the Cardinals’ deficit to 86-84. Ultimately, in the final seconds, Central Michigan was able to make its final free throws and win 89-85.  

Freshman center Payton Sparks (5) shoots a free throw against Buffalo on Jan. 14, 2022, at Worthen Arena in Muncie, IN. Sparks was 8-9 in free throws during the game. Amber Pietz, DN

3 takeaways from Ball State's loss to Toledo

 Ball State Men's Basketball traveled to Toledo and lost 83-70 for its third consecutive loss against Mid-American Conference opponents. The young Cardinals have been tested early on in conference play, as they have gone against three top teams in the MAC. 

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