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IPFW Wins Despite a Record Night by Denver


Photo credit: Aaron Suozzi

Written by: Brice VanceFebruary 17, 2016

The IPFW men’s basketball team held off a furious outbreak of three-pointers by Denver to win at home Saturday night, 88-84.

The Pioneers were not the only team knocking three-point shots all night when they hit a school record 20 three-pointers. The Mastodons saw 12 three-pointers fall throughout the game, which was two more than their season average.

Both teams combined for a total 32 shots made from beyond the arc, 23 coming the second half.

With 1:23 left in the second half IPFW was up 13 and the game looked to be all but over.

Denver would catch fire hitting six 3’s in a span of 55 seconds in the final minutes of the game to bring the score to 85-82.

IPFW was able to knock down important free throws, including two by DeAngelo Stewart and one by Max Landis in the final 10 seconds to keep pace and hold on for the victory.

Both teams shot near 60 percent for the game. IPFW shot 62 percent while Denver shot 59 percent.

The Mastodon’s 62 percent is well above their average which is 47 percent and their 67 percent from three-point range is above the team’s average 42 percent.

Redshirt-senior guard, Landis, lead the way for the Mastodons with a game-high 30 points while adding seven assists playing all 40 minutes of the game.

Senior guard, Michael Calder, added 20 points, five rebounds and was a perfect 4-4 from the free throw line while senior, Joe Reed and redshirt-freshman, John Konchar both added 14 apiece for the Mastodons.

With the win IPFW kept a share for the lead in the Summit League standings.

There are only four games left in the regular season including the Mastodons’ next matchup is with other team atop the league standings, South Dakota State Feb. 18.