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College basketball

IPFW loss sets up play-in game for Summit tourney

So now it’s showdown time.

With a chance to get a leg up in the race for the last Summit League playoff spot, IPFW got locked down instead Thursday, falling at South Dakota 93-84. Combined with UMKC’s 89-56 loss to Oakland, that sets up a winner-take-the-prize game between IPFW (10-18, 4-13) and UMKC (10-20, 4-13) on Saturday.

On Thursday, IPFW dropped eight threes on South Dakota (10-17, 5-12), which isn’t eligible to play in the conference tournament this year, only to see South Dakota retaliate with nine of its own, helping the home team turn a 44-42 halftime lead into a nine-point win. Frank Gaines (30 points) and Trey McCorkle (18) combined for more than half the Mastodons’ total. Joe Edwards added 10 points.

No. 5 DUKE 74, No. 15 FLORIDA ST. 66: In Tallahassee, Fla., reserve Andre Dawkins scored 22 points and freshman Austin Rivers added 20 for the Blue Devils. The win keeps Duke (24-4, 11-2) tied with North Carolina for first place in the ACC, while Florida State (19-8, 10-3) dropped a game behind.

No. 14 MURRAY ST. 80, TENNESSEE ST. 62: In Nashville, Tenn., Isaiah Canaan scored 24 points as the Racers (27-1, 14-1 Ohio Valley) beat Tennessee State (19-11, 11-5) to avenge their only loss.

IUPUI 74, NORTH DAKOTA ST. 68: In Fargo, N.D., Alex Young scored 21 points to lead the Jaguars (14-16, 7-10 Summit) past the Bisons (17-11, 9-8).


No. 8 OHIO STATE 81, MINNESOTA 56: In Columbus, Ohio, Samantha Prahalis scored a school-record 42 points to lead the Buckeyes (24-4, 11-4 Big Ten) past the Golden Gophers (14-15, 6-9).

No. 9 DELAWARE 71, GEORGE MASON 53: In Newark, Del., Elena Delle Donne had 28 points and 11 rebounds as the Blue Hens (25-1, 16-0 Colonial) beat the Patriots (13-14, 7-9).

ARKANSAS 72, No. 10 TENNESSEE 71, OT: In Knoxville, Tenn., Lyndsay Harris scored 20 points and hit a pair of free throws with 6 seconds left to help the Razorbacks (21-6, 10-5 SEC) beat the Vols (20-8, 11-4).

No. 12 GREEN BAY 72, VALPARAISO 36: In Green Bay, Wis., Lydia Bauer scored 17 points to lead the Phoenix (24-1, 14-1 Horizon) past the Crusaders (8-18, 4-11), who got nine points from Tabitha Gerardot.

No. 13 KENTUCKY 53, SOUTH CAROLINA 50: In Lexington, Ky., A’dia Mathies scored 21 points as the Wildcats (23-5, 12-3 SEC) beat the Gamecocks (20-8, 9-6).

No. 18 GEORGIA 87, MISSISSIPPI 52: In Athens, Ga., Meredith Mitchell scored 20 points to lead the Bulldogs (21-7, 10-5 SEC) past the Rebels (12-16, 2-13).

No. 22 PURDUE 60, MICHIGAN 49: In Ann Arbor, Mich., Brittany Rayburn scored 15 points to help the Boilermakers (20-8, 10-5 Big Ten) break a three-game losing streak. Rachel Sheffer led the Wolverines (19-9, 8-7) with 15 points.

MICHIGAN STATE 73, No. 23 NEBRASKA 53: In East Lansing, Mich., Klarissa Bell scored 19 points as the Spartans (18-10, 10-5 Big Ten) won their third straight. Jordan Hooper led the Cornhuskers (20-7, 9-6) with 15 points.

INDIANA 62, WISCONSIN 60: The Hoosiers led 33-29 at the half, then hung on to win their first Big Ten game. Aulani Sinclair had 19 points to lead IU (6-22, 1-14 Big Ten).

DAVENPORT 70, INDIANA TECH 50: Davenport led by six at halftime and then blew out visiting Indiana Tech 38-24 in the second half in an opening-round game in the WHAC tournament. Yasmine Coleman scored 16 points and Brittnay Jones 12 to lead the Warriors.