Fort Wayne 66, Texas-Pan American 60
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Luis Jacobo scored 24 points and Joe Reed added 12 more to give Fort Wayne a 66-60 win over late-rallying Texas-Pan American on Saturday.
Jacobo was 7 of 13 from the field, with two 3-pointers and 8 of 10 at the charity stripe, as IPFW (2-2) jumped to an early lead and took a 32-25 advantage into the break.
But the Broncs (2-3), led by Javorn Farrell with 22 points and six rebounds, battled back in the second half, erasing a 9-point deficit and tying the game four times. UTPA took its only lead with 9:10 remaining on a layup by Shaquille Hines, who drew the foul and sank the follow up free throw to make it 45-44.
The Mastodons recovered the lead on their next possession on a Steve Forbes layup.
Last year, IPFW edged past UTPA 97-94 in triple overtime.
Southeast Missouri State 76, IUPUI 68
INDIANAPOLIS (iupuijags.com) - Junior guard Ian Chiles and Khufu Najee combined to score 46 points, but visiting Southeast Missouri used a late 12-0 run to overtake the Jaguars as IUPUI fell, 76-68. Tyler Stone led the victors with 22 points, 14 rebounds and three blocked shots and hit a pair of late threes to help send his team to the win.
For the second straight game, IUPUI (0-3) climbed out of a double-digit hole to take a late lead, but was unable to sustain over the closing minutes. IUPUI trailed by 10 in the first half and still faced a nine-point deficit early in the second half before coming all the way back to take a 59-56 advantage on a Najee wing three with 8:58 to play. The Jaguars relinquished the lead on a transition layup and Nino Johnson jumper, but Donovan Gibbs returned the lead to the IUPUI side on a 17-foot baseline jumper.
The Jaguars lead grew to three on a Najee 19-footer, but Stone immediately tied the score by swishing a trey from the top of the key off a Lucas Nutt feed. After a SEMO (2-1) timeout, senior Mitch Patton put the Jaguars in front with a left-handed layup on the low block at the 3:27 mark. However, Southeast Missouri would score the game's next 12 points and not allow the Jaguars a field goal until Chiles hit a meaningless three with 11 seconds remaining.