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Summit League notebook

Hyde adds to already shining records haul

– Amanda Hyde’s 28-point, five-rebound, three-assist effort in her last college game Sunday bumped a few more notches up a couple more ladders in various record books.

First and foremost, her seven free throw attempts in a 79-73 quarterfinal loss to Denver made Hyde, the two-time conference Player of the Year, the Summit League’s single-season record-holder with 236. Her 28 points moved her into fifth place in league single-season history with 645 points, and her 11 field goal attempts gave her 524 for her career, tying her for seventh on the IPFW list with Amy Gearlds.

Not unexpected by anyone, including Denver coach Kerry Cremeans.

“She’s incredible,” Cremeans said. “I mean, she really is. You know for seven days now our focus has been about Amanda Hyde. But you know, 28 points, she still gets it done. She can just wrap herself around and split defenses and just make things happen.”

Tough victories

Denver’s victory was its second in three meetings with IPFW this season, which means fully a quarter of its eight wins came against the Mastodons.

And none of them came easily.

The three games were decided by a total of 14 points, or an average margin of 4.6.

Big 2nd half

Hyde wasn’t the only Mastodon to have a big second half.

Teammate Haley Seibert, held in check in the first half, made three of her four 3s and scored 11 of her 16 points after halftime.

IUPUI coach fired

Well, that didn’t take long.

Less than 24 hours after his basketball team was blown out of the Summit League tournament by 38 points, IUPUI men’s coach Todd Howard was issued his walking papers.

Howard, who’s been at IUPUI as either an assistant or head coach for 19 years, was fired Sunday morning after IPFW crushed the Jaguars 85-47 in the quarterfinals. It ended a 6-26 season for IUPUI and ended Howard’s tenure as head coach after three seasons at 26-70.