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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, February 24, 2018 10:50 pm

South Dakota St. 97, IPFW 90

IPFW falls to South Dakota State in regular-season finale

AUBREE REICHEL | The Journal Gazette

The IPFW men's basketball team concluded its regular season with a 97-90 loss to Summit League-leading South Dakota State at the Gates Center on Saturday.

The Mastodons (18-13, 7-7 Summit League) trailed by as much as 69-46 with 13:45 left and came back to within 85-83 with under four minutes left.

IPFW couldn't close it out as the Jackrabbits continued to hit shots from the perimeter and, eventually from the free-throw line.

John Konchar scored 20 of his 31 points in the first half and also had six rebounds, six assists and three blocks. Bryson Scott scored 16 and added eight rebounds, Jordon King and Kason Harrell each added 11 and Xzavier Taylor had 10 points and nine rebounds.

Mike Daum led South Dakota State with 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting and 8 of 12 on 3-pointers and 13 rebounds, David Jenkins had 16 points, Reed Tellinghuisen scored 13, Tevin King had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Skyler Flatten scored 10.