Since the turn of the millennium, the Ball State men's basketball program hasn't made the NCAA Tournament once, despite having four different head coaches. The Cardinals announced a new leader on Friday morning who they hope will get them back to the "Big Dance".

A Jasper, Ind., native, Lewis also played college basketball at the University of Indiana from 1996 to 2000 under legendary coach Bob Knight. Lewis led the Big Ten in assists per game as a senior, averaging 5.3.