File-This April 4, 2015, file photo shows Kentucky's Aaron Harrison reacting to a call during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Wisconsin in Indianapolis.  When Kentucky, with four NBA-quality freshmen on the roster, lost to a senior-laden team from Wisconsin in the semifinals Saturday, it struck a blow for traditionalists who say you can still have it all,  a full college career, a chance to play for a title, a wealthy future in the NBA. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Season of the near miss in college basketball

Monday night marks the final chapter of a very imperfect season for college basketball. It was filled with the usual thrills of March and April but just as many rough patches in the months before.

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Golf: IPFW Hosts Spring Classic

The final regular season tournament of the season for the IPFW women’s golf team is being played on the Mastodon’s home course as the team plays host the two-day IPFW Spring Classic. After the first round, the IPFW Blue team sits in sixth place with a score of 325 while the White team is in 11th shooting a 367.

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Base: IPFW Drops Series Finale To NDSU

The final game of the three-game series between the IPFW Mastodons and North Dakota State Bison started as a pitcher’s duel, but ended as a slug-fest, with the Bison scoring in each of the last five innings to pull ahead for an 18-7 victory on Sunday afternoon, helping the Bison avoid the series sweep.

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Soft: IPFW Falls 14-1 To IUPUI

Emily Olszewski launched the first home run of her IPFW softball career but it wasn’t enough as the Mastodons dropped their series finale to IUPUI 14-1.

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Mic’d Up: IPFW Men’s Volleyball Coach Arnie Ball

Before the IPFW men’s volleyball match between Ball State Saturday night, the court at the Gates Center was dedicated to Hall of Fame men’s volleyball coach, Arnie Ball. After the dedication ceremony, the ‘Dons went on to sweep the Cardinals three sets to none, to cap off their final home match of the regular season.

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Soft: IPFW Earns Split In Doubleheader With IUPUI

Caitlyn DeLong and Kelly Pevely delivered solo home runs for the IPFW softball team in its game one win over in-state rival IUPUI as the teams split the day. The Mastodons took the opener 4-2 while the Jaguars won game two 13-1.

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Base: Stellar Pitching Leads To IPFW Win Over NDSU

Behind a complete-game shutout from starting pitcher Ryan Wells, and a four-RBI effort from shortstop Greg Kaiser, the IPFW baseball team evened its record at 13-13 following an 8-0 win over the North Dakota State Bison on Saturday afternoon in the second game of a three-game series.