Scores

Final

North Dakota St 71

(11-5, 0-1 Summit)

IPFW 82

(13-5, 1-0 Summit)

7:00 PM ET, January 9, 2014

Hilliard Gates Sports Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana

1 2 T
NDSU 31 4071
IPFW 38 4482

Top Performers

North Dakota State: T. Wright 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Blk

IPFW: P. Bland 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 Stl

IPFW shoots past North Dakota State 82-71

Associated Press

FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Luis Jacobo scored 20 points and IPFW was near perfect from the free throw line in beating North Dakota State 82-71 in a Summit League conference opener for both schools on Thursday night.

Steve Forbes added 14 for IPFW.

North Dakota State (11-5, 0-1 Summit) trailed Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne (13-5, 1-0) by as many as 15 points in the first half but narrowed the deficit to 38-31 at the break.

The Bison edged back to 62-59 with just over five minutes to play following a three point play by Lawrence Alexander. But that was as close as the Bison would get.

IPFW made 12 of 12 free throws in the final three minutes to pull off the 11 point victory margin. The Mastodons were 20 of 21 from the penalty line for the night and shot 52 percent from the field.

Marshall Bjorklund led Bison scorers with 19 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NDSU
IPFW
Points 71 82
FG Made-Attempted 29-57 (.509) 27-52 (.519)
3P Made-Attempted 5-18 (.278) 8-17 (.471)
FT Made-Attempted 8-11 (.727) 20-21 (.952)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 11 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 9, 2014 @IPFW 82, NDSU 71Recap
Feb 8, 2014 @NDSU 69, IPFW 58Recap
Mar 11, 2014 @NDSU 60, IPFW 57Recap