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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, January 14, 2017 2:35 pm

IPFW falls late at South Dakota

Associated Press

VERMILLION, S.D. — Matt Mooney scored a career-high 30 points, including five in the final minute, to lead South Dakota to a 66-63 comeback win over IPFW on Saturday.

The Coyotes (13-8, 4-2 Summit League) held a 61-56 lead with 3:10 to play before Kason Harrell drilled a 3-pointer and Bryson Scott added back-to-back layups to give IPFW a 63-61 lead.

Both teams went scoreless for over a minute until Mooney made a layup, was fouled by IPFW's Brent Calhoun, and completed the 3-point play for a 64-63 Coyote's lead.

Two more Mooney free throws extended the lead to three, and Mo Evans' missed a 3 with five seconds left and sealed the Mastodons fate.

Tyler Hagedorn added 15 points for South Dakota, who shot just 37.8 percent but held a 20-8 advantage at the free-throw line.

Scott led IPFW (14-5, 3-2) with 21 points. Evans added 19.