Purdue Fort Wayne pulled away in the final two minutes Saturday, knocking off SIU-Edwardsville 81-76 at Memorial Coliseum.
The Mastodons (1-1) trailed by six, at 72-66, when Bobby Planutis and Damian Chong Qui hit back-to-back 3-pointers in a 30-second span to tie the game with 2:02 left. After a Jarred Godfrey miss, Planutis grabbed the offensive rebound and scored for a two-point lead with 1:08 to go. Ra Kpedi hit two free throws two possessions later, and Chong Qui put the game away with four free throws.
PFW, up 11 at the half, led 46-34 less than a minute into the second half. But SIUE rallied to take its first lead with about six minutes to go.
Chong Qui and Deonte Billups led the Mastodons with 18 points, Godfrey had 17, Planutis 13 and Kpedi 10.
CUMBERLAND 69, SAINT FRANCIS 58: In Portsmouth, Ohio, the Phoenix outscored the Cougars 37-23 after halftime, limiting USF (3-2) to 32% shooting (18 of 56). Antwaan Cushingberry paced Saint Francis with 18 points, while Woodlan graduate Joe Reidy had a team-high eight rebounds for the Cougars.
INDIANA TECH 84, MADONNA 71: In Livonia, Michigan, the Warriors outscored the Crusaders by 15 in the second half. Leo product Blake Davison scored a game-high 23 points, including three 3-pointers, for Tech (5-0, 2-0 WHAC).
GRACE 89, BUSHNELL 66: In Winona Lake, the Lancers (5-0) won their second straight game in the Crossroads/Cascade Classic, shooting 57.6% (34 of 59), including 8 of 15 (53.3%) from beyond the arc. Elijah Malone had 19 points to lead four in double figures for Grace.
ADRIAN 67, MANCHESTER 66: In North Manchester, Josh Jordan hit a 3-pointer with four seconds left to win for the Bulldogs. Bryant Smith scored 21 points on 8-of-23 shooting for the Spartans (0-3).
No. 9 NOTRE DAME 90, CAL 79: In St. Louis, Dara Mabrey led a balanced attack with 16 points and tied the school record for 3-pointers as the Irish won in the inaugural Shamrock Classic. The game was the first-ever women’s matchup broadcast on NBC.
Sophomore Olivia Miles had her 11th double-double with 13 points and 10 assists for the Irish (2-0).
INDIANA TECH 78, MADONNA 36: In Livonia, Michigan, the Warriors ran their win streak in the series to 13, outscoring the Crusaders 43-19 through the middle two quarters. Kyra Whitaker led three in double figures for Tech (5-2, 1-1 WHAC) with 16 points.
MOUNT UNION 77, MANCHESTER 69: In New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, the Spartans (0-1) lost their opener in the Westminster College “Teammates for Life” Tip-Off. Manchester will face the host Titans in the consolation round today.
GRACE 80, ASBURY 66: In Winona Lake, Karlee Feldman scored 16 points as the Lancers (3-1) rebounded from their first loss of the year.
INDIANA SOUTHEAST 60, SAINT FRANCIS 57: At the Platt Center, the Grenadiers won the fourth quarter 20-7 to rally past the Cougars (4-3). Julia Mantyla scored a game-high 17 points for the Cougars, who led 33-20 at halftime. Cassidy Crawford had 11 rebounds and five assists for USF.
HUNTINGTON 67, INDIANA EAST 61: At the Platt Center, Alli Vaughn scored 16 points to lead the Foresters (5-1).