With a 1-10 road record so far this season, it's imperative that IPFW take advantage of playing the next four games at home.
The Mastodons (8-11, 1-4 Summit League) are a half game out of last place in the Summit League standings, just ahead of IUPUI, which beat IPFW at home in late December.
IPFW faces South Dakota (7-11, 3-3) tonight at Memorial Coliseum, then plays UMKC (5-13, 2-4) at the Coliseum on Saturday.
The Mastodons' two games after that will be played at the Gates Center, Jan. 24 against Western Illinois, and Jan. 26 against IUPUI.
IPFW is 6-0 in home games, and 5-0 at the Coliseum. The Mastodons beat Navy 68-63 at the Gates Center.