After travel delays forced the IPFW softball to cancel two of its games at the Hampton Inn Camel Stampede, the Mastodons closed out the tournament with a pair of tough losses to Morehead State 4-3 and Campbell 4-2.
The IPFW men’s basketball team trailed by as many as 21 points, and by 20 in the second half to the South Dakota Coyotes, before the Mastodons rallied back, cutting the gap to as few as five points with just over a minute remaining, but unable to get any closer in the 82-73 South Dakota victory in the second day of quarterfinals in the 2015 Summit League Tournament.
Homestead graduate Sydney Buck was one of three Butler women’s basketball players to get all-conference accolades. Buck was a unanimous selection to the BIG EAST All-Freshman Team.
Roosevelt Jones scored 16 points and Kellen Dunham had 15 as No. 21 Butler held on for a 68-64 victory over No. 24 Providence on Saturday.
Jerian Grant had a high-flying dunk, repeatedly drove past Clemson defenders and made several eye-catching passes as he finished with 19 points and eight assists to lead No. 12 Notre Dame to an easy 81-67 victory over Clemson on Saturday.
Travis Trice scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half, and Michigan State barely staved off Indiana’s frantic final charge for a 74-72 victory that had the Spartans’ longtime coach rethinking his strategy over the 3 1/2.
Rapheal Davis scored 18 points, and A.J. Hammons had 16 points and 10 rebounds, helping rally Purdue to a 63-58 victory against Illinois on Saturday in Mackey Arena.
The eighth seeded IPFW women’s basketball team overcame a 12-point second half deficit to lead with 4:21 remaining, but the Mastodons were unable to hang on as they fell to top seeded South Dakota 78-70. The ‘Dons end their season with a 9-21 overall record.
The 13th-ranked (American Volleyball Coaches Association) IPFW men’s volleyball team swept Loras to kick off spring break in Fort Wayne. The Mastodons finished 25-19, 25-10, 25-17, improving to 11-5, while the Duhawks fell to 3-13.
Indiana struggled offensively on Thursday afternoon at the Big Ten Tournament as the Hoosiers fell to No. 23/22 Rutgers, 63-52. Tyra Buss led IU with 19 points as she nailed 11-of-12 free throws in the game.
Brenton Scott earned high honors on Tuesday, March 3rd, as the Missouri Valley Conference announced its annual all-conference selections following a postseason vote of league head coaches, sports information directors and a media panel.
The Summit League announced their All-Conference teams on Thursday afternoon. Two local players were honored on the All-Summit second team.