Recap: IUPU-Ft Wayne vs. South Dakota
Fort Wayne, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Mo Evans scored 17 points and Steve Forbes posted a double-double as the IUPU-Fort Wayne Mastodons claimed a 75-69 victory over the South Dakota Coyotes in Summit League action at Gates Sports Center.
Forbes tallied 10 points to match 10 rebounds for IPFW (19-8, 7-3 Summit League), which ended a two-game slide. Luis Jacobo added 15 points and Joe Edwards chipped in 14.
Karim Rowson netted 15 points to lead four players in double figures for South Dakota (9-15, 3-6), which has lost six of its last seven. Trevor Gruis tacked on 14 points, Trey Norris had 13 and Tyler Flack chimed in with 10.
IPFW rolled into intermission, leading 32-20. The Mastodons only shot 35.5 percent from the floor in the frame, but they nailed five 3-pointers and held South Dakota to only seven field goals.
The Coyotes were able to close the gap and take a 45-41 lead in the second half, during which they shot 61.3 percent from the floor. However, a 16-3 run from the Mastodons allowed IPFW to pull back ahead for good.
IPFW doubled up South Dakota from the free-throw line (24-12) and also forced 13 turnovers.Game Notes