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Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:30 pm

IPFW vs. IU-Kokomo: pregame notes

AUBREE REICHEL | The Journal Gazette

IPFW vs. IU-Kokomo

7 p.m. today 

At Memorial Coliseum

Records: IPFW (4-3), IU-Kokomo (3-6)

Series: IPFW leads 1-0; 90-62 on Nov. 11, 2013

Last time out: The Mastodons defeated Detroit Mercy 91-82 on Nov. 28 at the Coliseum; the Cougars fell at Asbury (Kentucky) 88-75 on Nov. 28.

Outlook: The Mastodons have won 17 consecutive home non-league games dating back to Dec. 30, 2014, a 71-57 loss to Cal Poly. ...

Bryson Scott raised his season average to 23.4 points per game after scoring a career-high 34 against Detroit on Tuesday. He leads the Summit League in scoring and is ranked 15th-best in the nation. His total made free throws (46) ranks 13th in the nation and his 55 attempts are 17th. Scott has 987 career points as a collegiate athlete, his first 291 coming during his time at Purdue ...

John Konchar had his 32nd career double-double against the Titans, ranked fourth in the country. He ranks 11th all-time for the IPFW men's basketball program with 1,033 points and ranks fifth in steals with 148. He has 22 this season, ranked third in the NCAA. Konchar has a 59.3 percent field goal percentage, 10th among active players in the nation. ...

Kason Harrell's 43.1 career 3-point field goal percentage is 21st among active Division I student-athletes. ...

The Cougars are coached by first-year coach Tom Church who was previously at St. Joseph's (Indiana). Trent Elliott leads IU-Kokomo with 15.9 points per game, Eddie Miles has 12.1, Durante Lee 11.9 and Antoin Clifton 11.4. 

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