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Mastodons win again

It was more of a struggle this time, going right down to the finish. But the results were the same.

Two Summit League games in three days, two wins in the same span for the IPFW Mastodons.

This one was a 82-75 victory over a South Dakota State team that simply refused to go away, until finally forced to.

In the end, it took a 9-0 run for the Mastodons and a crippling six-plus minutes without a field goal for South Dakota State across the middle of the second half to get IPFW separation, and the Mastodons (14-5, 2-0) went on from there to the win.

The 9-0 run turned a lead-swapping contest into a 64-56 IPFW lead with 8:35 to play, and the Mastodons hung on grimly from there. Steve Forbes got the kill shot with 1:18 to play burrowing inside for a layup and cashing the free throw to turn a four-point game into a seven-point game and essentially end it.

Luis Jacobo led four Mastodons in double figures with 24 points, as the Mastodons outscored South Dakota State 42-16 in the paint and 16-6 off turnovers and got 24 points off their bench to just nine for the Jackrabbits (9-8, 1-1).

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