NCAA Game Summary - IUPU-Fort Wayne vs. IUPUI
(Thursday, December 27)
Final Score: IUPUI 88, IUPU-Fort Wayne 74
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - John Hart scored 26 points, leading five players in double figures, as the IUPUI Jaguars captured an 88-74 win over the Mastodons of IUPU-Fort Wayne in Summit League action at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Also scoring in double figures for the Jaguars (6-10, 1-2 Summit), as they won back-to-back games for the first time this season, were Greg Rice with 16 points, to go along with a game-high seven assists, followed by Lyonell Gaines and Donovan Gibbs with 12 points apiece and Mitchell Patton 10 in just 15 minutes off the bench. Gaines also accounted for eight rebounds and five steals for the Jags.
The Mastodons (6-8, 0-1) were paced by Frank Gaines who tallied a game-high 28 points on 10-of-21 shooting from the floor, adding seven rebounds to tie for the team high as the squad bowed for the fourth time in five outings.
Fort Wayne shot an impressive 51.7 percent from the floor in the first half, but the team converted just 2-of-7 on the perimeter which left the group with a 39-39 tie at the break. During the first 20 minutes of action, IUPUI knocked down 6-of-10 shots from 3-point range.
The second half belonged to the Jaguars as they connected on a sizzling 72.0 percent (18-of-25) from the field, adding 11-of-13 accuracy at the free-throw line, in order to grab the double-digit win.
In a game that featured six ties and eight lead changes, the Mastodons converted just 4-of-17 beyond the arc and turned the ball over 16 times.
12/27 21:48:22 ET