IPFW beats North Dakota State 79-74

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) John Konchar had a career-high 19 rebounds to go with 10 points on Thursday night, and IPFW surged late to beat North Dakota State 79-74.

IPFW (16-5, 5-1 Summit) took the lead for good at 63-62 on Max Landis' basket with 6:02 left – part of a 10-0 run that pushed the Mastodons up 68-62 with 1:27 left.

Kory Brown's 3-point play 14 seconds later cut the deficit to three for the Bison (13-7, 3-3), but Joe Reed answered quickly with two points and IPFW maintained enough in the final minute to deny the Bison a chance to tie.

Max Landis had 17 points to lead the Mastondons. Joe Reed added 15 and DeAngelo Stewart scored 11. It was the freshman Koncher's third double-double in a row and his sixth of the season.

Kory Brown and Paul Miller scored 23 apiece for the Bison. Khy Kabellis added 10 points.