FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Steve Forbes scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds as IPFW cruised to an 86-65 victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday.
Forbes was 6 of 8 from the field and nailed 8 of 8 free throws. Luis Jacobo came off the bench to post 18 points and six rebounds for the Mastodons (9-4). Isaiah McCray had 15 points with four assists and a steal. IPFW sank 54.7 percent from the field, 62.5 percent from the line and 56.5 percent from 3-point range.
IPFW had a 54-39 advantage at halftime and started the second period with an 11-2 run fueled by Forbes and Michael Kibiloski to put the game out of reach of the Panthers.
The win was the fourth straight for the Mastodons and the sixth straight loss for the Panthers.
Alex Austin led the Panthers (3-7) with 16 points.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
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