If it's a fight, referee Mills Lane has already has stopped it.
Halftime at the Gates Center, and it's all Summit League women's frontrunner South Dakota State. The Jackrabbits opened with a bucket and free throw and then a 3-pointer, and IPFW has foundered in their wake thereafter, making just 8-of-28 shots and making just one field goal in one particularly parched 9:41 stretch to go off down 46-24.
The Jackrabbits throttled the Mastodons everywhere on the defensive end, outrebounding them 18-8 on the defensive glass and 24-12 overall, and harassing them into 3-of-13 misfiring from the 3-point line. South Dakota State, meanwhile, was 6-of-11 from the arc and outscored IPFW 20-6 in paint.