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Mastodon tracks

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    The Summit League announced the dates and hosts for all 19 of its sport championships for 2014-15 season Thursday.IPFW welcomes back the men’s and women’s tennis championships for the fifth time since joining the league in 2007-
  • Hyde lands another honor
    Amanda Hyde may have graduated, but the honors keep coming anyway.The former IPFW basketball standout has been selected as the Summit League representative for the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year award. More than 120 NCAA female student-athletes
  • Groninger honored
    Golfer named All-American scholar-athlete

So much for the streak

It's a common coaches' theme: They're perceived to be a lot better coaches when the ball goes in the basket.

Saturday afternoon at Memorial Coliseum, the ball didn't - at least often enough - and IPFW's women's team lost 69-66 to Southern Utah.

It's the first time that the Thunderbirds have beaten IPFW in seven games.

IPFW, one of the more deadly-shooting teams from the three-point line, went as cold as the Coliseum floor, hitting 3-of-24 from behind the line.

But that wasn't the only culprit.

IPFW got caught far too many times on back-cuts from Southern Utah, which made a respectful 24-of-52 shots from the floor.

I still think that IPFW will finish ahead of Southern Utah in the Summit League standings, because it's a better team.

Saturday, though, the Mastodons weren't.