Sioux Falls, SD (Sports Network) - Frank Gaines scored a game-high 23 points
and Luis Jacobo posted a double-double as the fifth-seed IUPU-Fort Wayne
Mastodons posted a 91-72 victory over the fourth-seed Oakland Golden Grizzlies
in the quarterfinals of the Summit League Tournament at Sioux Falls Arena.
Jacobo had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Michael Kibiloski added 15 points for
IPFW (16-16) which advances to face top-seed South Dakota State in Monday's
Travis Bader put in 18 points, Ryan Bass added 16, Dante Williams had 14 and
Drew Valentine netted 10 for Oakland (16-16).
At the end of the first half IPFW led 38-30 by shooting 56 percent from the
field, including a 9-of-13 effort from beyond the arc. Oakland shot at just a
36 percent clip in the first 20 minutes.
After halftime the Golden Grizzlies again struggled, connecting on just 34.1
percent from the field. Meanwhile the Mastodons heated up to nearly 70 percent
shooting while notching 18 points from the free-throw line to collect the win.
Oakland got 72 points from its reserves in the contest. IPFW had a 44-25
edge in rebounds.
Final Score: North Dakota State 69, UMKC 58
Sioux Falls, SD (Sports Network) - Taylor Braun poured in a game-high 27
points and Marshall Bjorklund recorded a double-double as the North Dakota
State Bison rallied for a 68-59 win over the UMKC Kangaroos in the
quarterfinals of the Summit League Tournament at Sioux Falls Arena.
Bjorklund had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Lawrence Alexander added 14
points for the third-seed Bison (23-8) who move on to face second-seed
Western Illinois in the semifinals.
Trinity Hall had 14 points and Estan Tyler had eight points and seven
assists for sixth-seed UMKC (8-24).
At halftime the Kangaroos held a slim 22-19 lead despite shooting 30,4
percent from the field as they limited the Bison to just seven field goals
while hitting 6-of-10 from the free-throw line.
After the break the Bison improved to 62.5 percent shooting while knocking
in 17-of-21 shots from the free-throw line to secure the victory.
North Dakota State had a 35-25 edge in rebounds while outscoring UMKC,
34-20, in the paint.
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