IUPUI and WIU Pick Up League Wins in Thursday Action (Dec. 27)

IUPUI and WIU Pick Up League Wins in Thursday Action (Dec. 27)

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IUPUI 88, Fort Wayne 74
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - John Hart scored 26 points and IUPUI scored 21 of the game's last 23 points to beat Fort Wayne 88-74 Thursday night.

The Jaguars (6-10, 1-2 Summit League), who shot 72 percent from the field in the second half, had four other players score in double figures. Greg Rice had 16 points, Lyonell Gaines and Donovan Gibbs scored 12 apiece and Mitchell Patton had 10 points in 15 minutes off the bench.

IUPUI shot 59 percent from the field overall. It was 39-39 at halftime and the Jaguars trailed 72-67 with 6 minutes remaining then outscored the Mastodons 21-2 the rest of the way. Gaines had eight points in that run.

Frank Gaines had 28 points for Fort Wayne (6-8, 0-1), but he was the only Mastodon to score in double digits. Fort Wayne shot 49 percent from the field.

The final score was the Jaguars' largest lead of the game.

Western Illinois 73, Oakland 63
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) – Terell Parks scored 19 points to lead Western Illinois over Oakland 73-63 on Thursday night in Summit League play.

Parks, who was 8 of 10 from the field, had a team-high eight rebounds. Adam Link had 16 points. Reserve forward Don McAvoy III scored 13 points. Remy Roberts-Burnett added 10. Ceola Clark III had six assists.

Western Illinois (9-3, 3-0), which led 31-27 at halftime, got 17 points from its bench. The Leathernecks shot 62.5 percent from the field for the game, while Oakland (5-9, 0-1) shot 41.8 percent.

Ryan Bass led Oakland with 18 points. Corey Petros had 15 points and 11 rebounds. Travis Bader had 15 points. Duke Mondy had seven assists and six steals.