VERMILLION, S.D. -- Karim Rowson scored 21 points and hauled in nine rebounds as South Dakota cruised past Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne in a 75-61 win on Saturday.
South Dakota (8-9, 3-0) overcame the Mastodons with two big drives, closing out the first half by scoring 17 of the last 25 points to carry a 33-23 advantage into the break, then broke open the game in the second half with a 17-4 run that made it 50-29 with 14 minutes to play.
IPFW (15-6, 3-1) led midway through the first half but couldn't stop South Dakota's offense.
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.