IPFW 84, N. Dakota St. 80

Ben Botts scored 21 points and IPFW erased a 14-point deficit in

the second half to beat North Dakota State 84-80 on Thursday


The Mastodons (12-6, 6-2 Summit) trailed 45-31 at halftime after

shooting just 38.9 percent from the field in the first half. They

remained behind 64-53 with a little more than eight minutes left

but made a 17-6 run to tie it.

IPFW got its first lead of the half when Trey McCorkle hit a

jumper with 2:13 to go. The Mastodons never trailed again.

McCorkle finished with 16 points while Zach Plackemeier added 15

and Jeremy Mixon 12.

Michael Tveidt scored 14 points to lead six players in double

digits for the Bison (9-9, 3-5). Taylor Braun scored 13, Nate

Zastrow 12, Marshall Bjorklund 11, Freddy Coleman 10 and Mike Felt

10 for North Dakota State.

The Mastodons shot 64.3 percent in the second half while the

Bison shot 45.8 percent.