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Ball State men's basketball to play two games in Las Vegas in 2016

The Cardinals posted the fourth-largest turnaround of any team in the country last season.

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One of college basketball's most improved teams last season is headed to the Las Vegas Strip.

As part of the event, Ball State will play two games on the road, November 11th at Saint Louis and November 18th at Alabama before heading to Nevada. The tip off times against the Billikens and Crimson Tide have not been announced. Both games in Las Vegas are scheduled for a 12:30 pm PT tip.

The Cardinals will play Coppin State and Southern Utah at the MGM Grand. Last season the Coppin State Eagles of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference finished with a 9-22 overall record. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds compete in the Big Sky Conference and finished 5-24.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 3 p.m. ET and can be purchased at the MGM Grand box office,,, or by calling 888-9AXSTIX. Hotel rooms at MGM Grand are also available for fans at the tournament rate with booking info available at