SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Mitch Hahn posted 16 points, including the final points with 3:13 remaining, and grabbed seven rebounds as Nebraska Omaha narrowly defeated Purdue Fort Wayne 61-60 in the...
No. 3 seed Purdue Fort Wayne (18-14, 10-7) vs. No. 2 seed Nebraska Omaha (20-10, 14-3)
Summit League Conference Tourney Semifinals, Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota;...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — John Konchar had a triple-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to carry Purdue Fort Wayne to a 96-70 win over South Dakota in the quarterfinals of the Summit...
No. 6 seed South Dakota (13-16, 7-9) vs. No. 3 seed Purdue Fort Wayne (17-14, 9-7)
Summit League Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota;...
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Vinnie Shahid launched a 3-pointer from the right sideline with 0.4 seconds on the clock and his buzzer beater lifted North Dakota State to a 69-66 victory over Purdue Fort...
North Dakota State (14-15, 8-7) vs. Purdue Fort Wayne (17-13, 9-6)
Hilliard Gates Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: North Dakota State seeks revenge on...
North Dakota (11-16, 5-9) vs. Purdue Fort Wayne (17-12, 9-5)
Hilliard Gates Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: North Dakota seeks revenge on Purdue Fort...
DENVER (AP) — John Konchar had 29 points and a career-high 14 assists as Purdue Fort Wayne defeated Denver 94-81 on Thursday night. Matt Holba added 22 points for the Mastodons.
Konchar made 10 of 11 from the free throw line. He added seven rebounds.
Kason Harrell had 15 points for Purdue Fort Wayne (17-10, 9-3 Summit League), which earned its fifth consecutive win. Dee Montgomery added 13 points.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Jarred Godfrey scored 17 points on a perfect shooting night and Purdue Fort Wayne defeated Western Illinois 79-64 on Thursday despite Brandon Gilbeck's triple-double that featured 10 blocks.
Gilbeck's triple-double for the Leathernecks (8-16, 3-8) was the first in the Summit League since Nov. 30, 1991 with his 10 blocks tying for the most in a Division I game this season. He scored 10 points with 16 rebounds.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Matt Holba scored 20 points making three 3-pointers in the first 6½ minutes of play and Purdue Fort Wayne throttled South Dakota 102-71 on Wednesday night.
Purdue Fort Wayne now has won back-to-back contests following a three-game skid.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Matt Holba scored a career-high 23 points on 6-of-7 shooting from 3-point range and 5-of-5 shooting from the foul line to lead Fort Wayne to a 91-81 win over Denver on Saturday night.
Kason Harrell added 16 points and John Konchar and Matt Weir had 15 apiece as the Mastodons (13-10, 5-3 Summit League) ended a three-game losing streak.
Ronnie Harrell Jr. had 24 points with four 3-pointers and 11 rebounds for the Pioneers (7-15, 2-6). Ade Murkey added 21 points.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Kason Harrell scored 22 points, John Konchar added 21 points with eight rebounds and Purdue Fort Wayne defeated Oral Roberts 94-69 in a matchup of undefeated Summit League teams on Thursday night.
Harrell added six assists and three rebounds for the Mastodons (12-7, 4-0) and Konchar had five assists and four steals as UPFW beat the Golden Eagles for the seventh time in the last eight meetings.
Emmanuel Nzekwesi had 20 points and 12 rebounds for Oral Roberts (7-12, 3-1).
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Kason Harrell and John Konchar scored 23 points apiece and Matt Holba added 20 points to lead Purdue Fort Wayne to a 104-88 victory over South Dakota State on Thursday night.
Purdue Fort Wayne's first six baskets of the second half were 3-pointers — three of them from Holba — and the Mastodons went up 65-51. The lead reached 26 points with 8:34 remaining. The Mastadons shot 61 percent in the second half, made nine 3-pointers and scored 57 points.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Kason Harrell scored 22 points, John Konchar added 18 and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Purdue Fort Wayne never trailed in beating North Dakota 84-73 on Saturday in the Fighting Hawks' Summit League debut that was postponed from Friday due to hazardous winter weather.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — John Konchar scored 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished seven assists while leading six players into double-figure scoring as Purdue Fort Wayne closed out its nonconference schedule by pummeling NAIA-member Siena Heights, 106-45 on Thursday night.
If the Mastodons (8-7) had not scored a single point in the second half, they would still have won the game by two points.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — John Konchar had 30 points, 10 rebounds and four assists to lead Purdue Fort Wayne to an 87-77 victory over IUPUI on Tuesday night.
Purdue Fort Wayne (7-7) rebounded from back-to-back losses while IUPUI (8-4) had its three-game win streak snapped.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Terry Taylor and Jabari McGhee combined for 52 points, making 21 of 31 shots, and Austin Peay blew the doors off after halftime, wrapping up its nonconference season with a 95-68 win over Purdue Fort Wayne on Saturday.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Rob Whitfield scored 23 points, distributed six assists with four rebounds and three steals and UMKC erupted after halftime for a 90-73 win against Purdue Fort Wayne on Saturday.
The Kangaroos (2-7) have won both their games when scoring 90 or more. UMKC has won two of three after dropping six straight to start the season.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Matt Holba scored a career-high 21 and made the game-winning 3-pointer with 0.7 seconds left to give Purdue Fort Wayne an 82-79 win over Cleveland State on Sunday.
John Konchar drove left off Holba's screen and dished it back to Holba who was open at the top of the key after the pick-and-pop. The Mastodons' go-ahead basket came after the Vikings erased a 12-point deficit over the final six minutes.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Josh Sharkey tied a career-high with 25 points, had seven steals with six rebounds and six assists and Samford beat Purdue Fort Wayne 74-66 on Friday night.
John Konchar's 3-pointer with 2:48 to play brought the Mastodons within 68-66 but Purdue Fort Wayne missed it last seven shot attempts. Sharkey scored Samford's last 10 points including all six of his free throws.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Josh Cunningham scored 20 points and Dayton moved to 3-0 to start the season as the Flyers came back from a halftime deficit to beat Purdue Fort Wayne, 91-80 on Friday night.
Dayton shot 60.7 percent from the field in the second half, roaring back from a 47-42 halftime deficit. Cunningham, Trey Landers and Jalen Crutcher each scored 11 points in the final 20 minutes.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Matt Weir came off the bench to score 22 points with eight assists and five rebounds, all career highs, as Purdue Fort Wayne thrashed Division III Manchester 111-65 on Tuesday night.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Jared Godfrey scored 23 points to lead five Mastodons in double figures and Fort Wayne defeated Earlham 112-51 on Thursday night.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Kason Harrell scored 24 points on six 3-pointers and Fort Wayne beat North Dakota State 84-72 on Saturday afternoon.
Bryson Scott added 17 points, five rebounds and three steals for the Mastodons (18-12, 7-6 Summit League). John Konchar had 16 points with eight rebounds and eight assists and Jax Levitch chipped in 10 points.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Kason Harrell scored 20 points and Fort Wayne rolled past Western Illinois 90-74 on Wednesday night.
Harrell was 8 of 15 from the field, including three from distance, and had five steals for the Mastodons (17-12, 6-6 Summit League), who are third in the conference standings. John Konchar added 19 points, eight rebounds, six assists and five blocks. Bryson Scott also scored 19, Xzavier Taylor had 11 points and nine rebounds and Jordon King added 10 points.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mitchell Hahn scored 21 points and Daniel Norl added 19 points and Omaha beat Fort Wayne on the strength of 12 3-pointers for 90-85 on Saturday night.
Hahn and Norl scored 14 of Omaha's last 15 points and Hahn went 7 of 10 from the foul line and Norl made all four of his free throws in the final 2:16 of play to seal the win.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Bryson Scott scored 25 points and John Konchar added 18 and Fort Wayne defeated Denver 91-63 on Saturday.
Scott and Konchar combined to shoot 18 of 27 from the field and Fort Wayne (16-10, 5-4 Summit League) finished 34 of 65 (52.3 percent) from the field.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Bryson Scott scored 23 points, John Konchar 21 and Kason Harrell 20 as Fort Wayne defeated Oral Roberts 85-75 on Thursday night.
Scott added six assists and Konchar had three 3-pointers, seven assists, five steals and two rebounds, which gave him 800 career boards, second-best in school history. The Mastodons (15-10, 4-4 Summit), hit half of their 24 tries from the arc and also shot 50 percent overall.
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Mike Daum tossed in 23 points, including two free throws with 21 seconds left in the game, and South Dakota State hung on for a 78-76 victory over Fort Wayne on Saturday.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Bryson Scott scored 31 points, including the go-ahead 3-point play late, and Fort Wayne rallied from a 15-point first-half deficit to beat North Dakota State 92-88 on Saturday.
Scott scored his 500th point of the season to become the 17th Mastodon to do so, and notched his 27th career 20-point game.
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Kobe Webster scored 24 points with four 3-pointers and hit the winning basket with 1.1 seconds left in overtime, and Western Illinois rallied from 10 points down to beat Fort Wayne 75-74 on Wednesday night.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Bryson Scott scored 26 points and John Konchar had 13 rebounds and nine assists and Fort Wayne beat Omaha 82-78 on Saturday night.
Omaha pulled within 74-72 during Fort Wayne's almost four-minute scoring drought when Matt Pile made 1 of 2 free throws, Daniel Norl had a layup and Zach Jackson a jumper with 3:09 left.
DENVER (AP) — Bryson Scott and Kason Harrell combined to score 38 points and Fort Wayne beat Denver on the Pioneers' home court for the fourth time in five games Saturday, posting an 82-63 Summit League victory.
The Mastodons now have won six of their last eight.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Xzavier Taylor totaled 12 points and 12 rebounds and Bryson Scott scored 18 to lead Fort Wayne past NAIA Concordia (MI) 92-59 on Saturday.
Fort Wayne (11-6) built a 34-6 lead shooting 13 of 22 (59 percent), including 6 of 12 from 3-point range. The Mastodons led 46-21 at halftime and took advantage of the Cardinals' 22-percent shooting (5 of 23).
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Bryson Scott scored 31 points and missed just one of 15 free throws and Fort Wayne pulled out a 99-93 win Thursday night over Division III Olivet College.
After Fort Wayne's 9-0 run put it up 89-80 with 3:33 left, Olivet ripped off a 9-2 run and closed the deficit to 91-89 with 57 seconds to play before the Mastodons sealed it with six consecutive free throws.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kason Harrell scored 17 points, Bryson Scott added 15 and Fort Wayne led wire-to-wire in a 75-64 win over Liberty at the New Orleans Shootout on Thursday.
Jax Levitch added 14 points and Matt Weir 10 for the Mastodons (9-5), who face Alabama State or Louisiana Tech for the title on Friday. Levitch had four 3-pointers and Harrell 3 as Fort Wayne went 11 of 27 behind the arc. Scott was 11 of 12 from the foul line, where the Mastodons were 20 of 25.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Fort Wayne coach John Coffman simply told his players to be themselves Monday night at Indiana.
He wanted them to use their 3-point shooters to attack Indiana's defense. He wanted them to stick to the defensive game plan.
And after 40 minutes of waiting, watching and worrying about another poor stretch derailing the Mastodons' latest upset bid, Coffman finally got another chance to celebrate a monumental victory.
MIAMI, Ohio (AP) — Jake Wright never shot inside the 3-point arc and buried a career-high seven 3s for a career-high 22 points and Miami (Ohio) beat Fort Wayne 81-73 on Saturday.
Wright shot 13 times from long range, Dalonte Brown only missed twice in 10-shot attempts and scored 17 points, Nick Sibande scored 16 and Logan McLane had 12 points and nine rebounds for Miami (6-4).
The Redhawks shot 29 of 54 (54 percent) and 14 of 25 (56 percent) from beyond the arc.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Emmanuel Olojakpoke scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Akron held on for 83-79 win over Fort Wayne on Wednesday night.
Olojakpoke was 10 of 13 from the field for the Zips (4-2). Jimond Ivey added 13 points, nine rebounds and five assists, Daniel Utomi and Eric Parrish had 11 points apiece and Virshon Cotton chipped in 10.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Bryson Scott scored a career-high 34 points, John Konchar scored 18 and grabbed 13 rebounds and Fort Wayne beat Detroit Mercy 91-82 on Tuesday night to end a two-game skid.
Scott made a 3-pointer and a layup and the Mastodons were ahead 72-60 with 7:22 left to play before Detroit Mercy used a 13-2 run over the next couple of minutes to reduce the deficit to a point. Josh McFolley scored seven points during the run, including a 3-pointer, a layup and a pair of free throws.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Jalan McCloud scored a career-high 25 points with nine rebounds and six assists and ETSU used a big second-half run to beat Fort Wayne 83-73 on Saturday in the Adolph Rupp Classic.
Desonta Bradford scored 16, including a go-ahead layup that sparked a 16-2 run for a 14-point lead.
CHICAGO (AP) — Bryson Scott had 14 of his 19 points in the final 6:20 and Fort Wayne pulled away from UIC for a 67-51 win on Saturday.
Kason Harrell added 11 points and John Konchar had 16 rebounds and five steals to go with six points. The Mastodons (3-1) used a 13-4 run to extend their lead to 65-49 on Scott's layup with 1:31 left.
The Flames (2-2) had an eight-point lead in the middle of the first half and stayed in front for most of the period which ended tied at 25.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Kason Harrell scored 20 points and Fort Wayne made 17 3-pointers and beat Delaware State 85-71 on Wednesday night.
Harrell was 7 of 15 from the floor and made six 3-pointers. John Konchar matched a career-high with four 3s, finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds and collected his 31st career double-double for the Mastodons (2-1). Bryson Scott made just 3 of 13 field goals, but was 10 of 11 from the free-throw line.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Bryson Scott had 21 points, five rebounds, seven assists and five steals to help Fort Wayne beat Division III Defiance 114-59 on Sunday in the Mastodons' home opener.
Kason Harrell added 17 points and Matt Weir made four 3-pointers and scored 16 points for Fort Wayne (1-1), which wore special red and yellow shooting shirts and shoes for military appreciation day.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Darell Combs scored 20 points and IUPUI held off Fort Wayne's late rally for an 83-82 victory on Thursday night.
Combs made back-to-back 3-pointers and the Jaguars took the lead for good, 55-52, with 12:50 to play. Kellon Thomas added another 3-pointer and IUPUI had an 11-point lead with 6:47 left.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Brent Calhoun tied his career-high with 19 points and Fort Wayne knocked North Dakota State from atop the Summit League standings with a 77-61 win on Wednesday night.
The Bison (17-9, 9-4) entered the day one-half game ahead of rival South Dakota, but now sit tied with the Coyotes at 9-4.
Calhoun added a team best eight rebounds. John Konchar finished with 15 points while Mo Evans and Kason Harrell each added 14 for the Mastodons (18-9, 7-6).
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Brent Calhoun drove for a layup and made two free throws in the final minute to secure Fort Wayne's 87-83 win over Oral Roberts in Summit League play on Saturday.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — John Konchar scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Fort Wayne snapped a three-game losing streak by crushing IUPUI 103-73 on Wednesday night.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Paul Miller hit seven 3-pointers and scored 33 points, Khy Kabellis made five 3s and added 25 points — all career highs — and North Dakota State closed the game with a 18-5 run to beat Fort Wayne 89-83 on Thursday night.
Kabellis and Miller combined to make 17 of 28 from the field, including 12 of 19 from behind the arc. Dexter Werner had 11 points and eight rebounds while Kabellis added five assists for North Dakota State (13-6, 5-1 Summit League).
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Matt Mooney scored a career-high 30 points, including five in the final minute, to lead South Dakota to a 66-63 comeback win over Fort Wayne on Saturday.
The Coyotes (13-8, 4-2 Summit) held a 61-56 lead with 3:10 to play before Kason Harrell drilled a 3-pointer and Bryson Scott added back-to-back layups to give Fort Wayne a 63-61 lead.