FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Luis Jacobo tied a season high by scoring 24 points to lead Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne past South Dakota State 82-75 Saturday night.
Pierre Bland's layup with 12:51 left gave IPFW (14-5, 2-0 Summit League) a 57-56 lead and sparked an 8-0 run by the Mastodons, who wouldn't trail again.
Chad White hit a 3-point shot with 3:22 remaining, pulling South Dakota State (9-8, 1-1) within 74-70, but IPFW's Steve Forbes responded with a conventional three-point play and following a missed jumper by Cody Larson, Mo Evans knocked down a pair of free throws to extend the IPFW lead to nine and the Mastodons held on from there.
IPFW dominated the interior, out-rebounding the Jackrabbits 12-4 on the offensive glass while out-scoring them 12-4 on second-chance opportunities. IPFW held a 42-16 advantage in points in the paint.
Brayden Carlson scored a career-high 24 points to pace SDSU.
Forbes finished with 16.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
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.