MUNCIE — The Ball State men’s basketball team was back in the friendly confines of Worthen Arena for a Mid-American Conference showdown with Western Michigan Tuesday night. Jarron Coleman led the way with 22 points as the Cardinals knocked off the Broncos, 71-70.

For the first time since the 2010-11 season, Ball State has started a campaign with a 13-5 record. The Cardinals improved to 13-5 and 4-1 in the MAC, while the Broncos fell to 6-12 overall and 2-3 in conference action.