The Journal Gazette
Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:00 am

N. Dakota St. 80 PFW 70

Mastodons struggle from beyond arc, lose

Journal Gazette

Jarred Godfrey had 20 points and four assists, but Purdue Fort Wayne came up short again against the best team in the Summit League, falling to North Dakota State 80-70 on Friday at the Scheels Center in Fargo, North Dakota. Tyson Ward had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Bison, who are 11-1 at home this season.

PFW (12-15, 5-7 Summit League) went just 5 for 18 from beyond the 3-point line, the same totals the Mastodons had when they lost to North Dakota State in Fort Wayne 71-60 on Feb. 1. Purdue Fort Wayne shot 49% to just 40% for the Bison. 

Dylan Carl had 16 points on 7-for-8 shooting for PFW and added eight rebounds. Matt Holba chipped in 13 points and four rebounds.

PFW trailed by 10 at halftime and started the second half on an 8-0 run to cut the deficit to 43-41. A 10-0 Bison run later in the half that included five points from Wardput North Dakota State up 72-54 with 4:25 left and sealed the Mastodons' fate.

North Dakota State, which has won six straight, made 22 free throws to nine for the Mastodons.

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