After being the first NBA squad to clinch a spot in the In-Season Tournament, the Indiana Pacers take on the Boston Celtics Dec. 4 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
The Pacers have gotten off to a pretty good start, going 6-4 and sitting third in the Eastern Conference. However, it is only the beginning. Here are some takeaways from the first 10 games of the season.
I believe this is a playoff team and one without the play-in tournament. I predict a four or five seed finish, with a 48-34 record, and with the weekend taking place in Indy, expect another All-Star appearance from Tyrese Haliburton.
Despite record-high viewership, WNBA players still suffer from poor marketing and poor contract agreements.
One might think that these accomplishments would be the main story to come out of this game, but you would be wrong...in the closing minutes of the game, LSU, fans and even Iowa knew the game was over. This prompted Reese to taunt Clark, using the "you can't see me" gesture, popularized by WWE wrestler John Cena. Next, she pointed at her hand signaling she was ready for the ring.
In March 2022, the Cardinals were defeated in the MAC tournament, and a few weeks later, head coach Michael Lewis was hired after previous head coach James Whitford was fired. Lewis was able to return four players, who all made a significant impact on the team's success. Three of them were from the NCAA’s transfer portal, all sophomores: All-MAC Second Team member Payton Sparks (13.3 ppg, 8.7 rebs), All-MAC Third Team member Jaylin Sellers (13.7 ppg, 45 percent 3PT), and Basheer Jihad (7.1 ppg, 3.6 rebs).
March 7-11, seven members of Daily News Sports traveled to Cleveland to cover Ball State Men's and Women's Basketball in the MAC Tournament. After their trip, the seven wanted to take time to reflect on their opportunity to not only cover these games and more, but also their experience traveling together.
Ball State Men's Basketball's first 20-win season in 6 years ends with first round MAC Tournament loss to Ohio
After its first 20 win season in six years, the Ball State Cardinals (20-12) came into the Mid-American Conference (MAC) tournament as the No. 4 seed, and fell to the No. 5 seed Ohio Bobcats (19-13) 90-70. Head coach Michael Lewis was adamant that this one game cannot take away all the accomplishments and success they have brought on throughout the season.
Ball State was a contender in a shortened 2020 postseason due to COVID-19, now the Cardinals are back and looking to make noise
In 2020 for Ball State, a potential eighth Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championship was taken away. In 2023, the Cardinals first game of the MAC Tournament is set to tip-off March 9 around 1:30 p.m, taking on Ohio in the first round.
This season, the Cardinals won their 20th game Feb. 21 in a highly anticipated matchup with Kent State, who was first in the conference at the time. It is the first 20-win season in the last six. With victories over Toledo and Akron, who currently sit first and third in MAC standings respectively, Lewis’ squad is looking to make waves in the conference tournament.