BROOKINGS, S.D. – Jordan Dykstra scored 18 points and Cody Larson added 17 as South Dakota State downed IPFW 79-51 on Thursday night in moving to within one loss of league leaders IPFW and North Dakota State in the Summit League.
Steve Forbes (10 points) was the only Mastodon (18-7, 6-2) player in double figures, while team leader Luis Jacobo (15.2 points per game) was held to just nine points.
South Dakota State (13-10, 5-3) broke out to a 43-30 lead over the Mastodons at the break and never let up, outscoring IPFW 36-21 in the second half. The Jackrabbits shot 50 percent from the field, including 10 of 19 from long range, while holding IPFW to 35 percent and only 6 of 24 from 3-point range. South Dakota State controlled the boards 42-30.
Chad White contributed 15 points for the Jackrabbits, who have won three in a row.
NORTH DAKOTA STATE 66, IUPUI 60: In Fargo, N.D., Lawrence Alexander scored 17 points to lead North Dakota State.
A layup by Alexander with 4:55 remaining gave NDSU a 57-45 lead before a 15-6 run – including a pair of 3s from Ja’Rob McCallum and a third by Justus Stanback – from IUPUI closed the gap to three with 32 seconds left.
Taylor Braun made 1 of 2 free throws to make it 64-60 before a missed 3-pointer and a turnover following the offensive rebound set up a dunk by Braun to close the scoring.
Braun finished with 14 points and Jordan Aaberg scored 11. Kory Brown made 5 of 5 from the field, finishing with 10 points, five rebounds and four steals.
North Dakota State was 0 for 10 from 3-point range, but shot 51.8 percent overall. Mitch Patton scored 16 and grabbed eight rebounds for IUPUI.
INDIANA TECH 86, MARYGROVE 72: At Indiana Tech, Rontray Chavis had 30 points and 21 rebounds for the Warriors.
Indiana Tech (15-10, 10-7 WHAC) also got 13 points from Antwan Cathey.
TRINE 60, ADRIAN 51: In Adrian, Mich., Jared Holmquist led the Thunder with 20 points. Nick Tatu added 14 points and Wes Reed 12 for Trine (12-8, 5-4 MIAA).
BLUFFTON 58, MANCHESTER 54: In North Manchester, the Spartans were outscored 32-22 in the first half.
Jon Thompson had 18 points and Blake Brouwer added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Manchester (5-14, 4-8 HCAC).
INDIANA TECH 76, MARYGROVE 57: At Indiana Tech, Chelsea Carradine and Sabine Filippovica each had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Warriors.
Ulyssia Richmond led Indiana Tech (14-11, 11-6 WHAC) with 19 points.
MANCHESTER 51, BLUFFTON 50: In Bluffton, Ohio, the Spartans improved to .500 overall and above .500 in the conference.
Manchester (10-10, 7-6 HCAC) got 10 points from Katie Arterburn.
HUNTINGTON 51, INDIANA WESLEYAN 49: In Huntington, Foresters coach Lori Culler picked up her 500th career win Wednesday night.
Culler is 500-320 in 28 years at Huntington and is third on the career win list for active NAIA Division II coaches.
CENTRAL MICHIGAN 84, BALL STATE 81: In Muncie, the Cardinals fell in overtime.
Nathalie Fontaine had 23 points for Ball State (9-12, 4-6 MAC).