VERMILLION, S.D. – Steve Forbes scored 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting, Joe Edwards added 14 points, including three 3-pointers, and IPFW beat South Dakota 66-55 on Thursday.
Max Landis scored 10 for the Mastodons (10-11, 3-5 Summit League), who outshot the Coyotes 53.2 percent to 40 percent.
Tyler Larson put South Dakota up 20-17 with a layup, but IPFW ripped a 10-2 run to lead 27-22 on a layup by Landis, then scored six unanswered points to lead 33-24 at halftime.
Edwards hit two 3s early in the second half and the Mastodons led 44-35, then used an 8-2 run to pull ahead 54-41 after a layup by Landis. The Coyotes went scoreless for four minutes, but IPFW scored only six points during the drought. The Coyotes finished with an 8-2 run, but it wasn’t enough.
James Hunter led South Dakota (10-12, 4-4) with 14 points.
The IPFW women protected home-court advantage Thursday by toppling Omaha 70-59. Haley Seibert led the Mastodons with 24 points and five assists.
Kamilah Carter had 17 points for the Mastodons, and Keanna Gray recorded 10 points and eight rebounds.
IPFW was 11 of 20 on 3-pointers, while Omaha converted just 2 of 15.