Mastodons ready to rock for opener against Razorbacks

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The 2016-17 season will get underway Friday night in Fayetteville for the Mastodons as Fort Wayne travels to face Arkansas at Bud Walton Arena to open the year.

Tip is set for 8 p.m. Eastern.

The Dons are coming off a 97-67 exhibition win over Capital University Thursday night at the Gates Center. Senior Mo Evans led the way with 21 points while Kason Harrell (16 points), Xzavier Taylor (14), and Deangelo Stewart (12) all scored in double-figures.

The Dons were picked as the conference favorite in the preseason Summit League poll.

Fort Wayne went 24-10 last season and earned the program’s first-ever trip to the N.I.T.