IPFW moved into a tie for sixth place in the Summit League with a 65-60 win over UMKC on Thursday night in Kansas City, Mo.
The Mastodons (11-16, 4-9) share sixth with the Kangaroos (7-20, 4-9) and South Dakota (8-17, 4-9), which lost to Oakland 76-75 on Thursday.
IPFW snapped a three-game losing streak with the victory as it won for the only the second time in a true road game this season. The Mastodons are 2-11 on the road.
Frank Gaines led IPFW with 16 points. Joe Reed scored 12, and Mario Hines added 11.
Estan Tyler was the only UMKC player to score in double digits with 15.
IPFW led 34-26 at halftime and held on as it was outscored 34-31 in the second half.