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N. Dakota advances to Summit final after 73-56 win

Mar. 10, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Kienan Walter scored 20 points with nine rebounds and sixth-seeded North Dakota beat No. 7 Purdue Fort Wayne 73-56 in Monday night's Summit League Conference tournament semifinal. The Fighting Hawks (15-17) face No. 1 North Dakota State in Tuesday's championship game. Marlon...

Purdue Fort Wayne upsets South Dakota St. in Summit tourney

Mar. 8, 2020 12:19 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Matt Holba scored 21 points and No. 7 seed Purdue Fort Wayne upset second-seeded South Dakota State 77-74 on Saturday night in a Summit League tournament quarterfinal. Purdue Fort Wayne (14-18) will play Sunday's South Dakota-North Dakota winner in a semifinal on Monday night....

Akinwole's late shot gets Omaha past Purdue Fort Wayne 61-59

Feb. 20, 2020 9:52 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Ayo Akinwole made a layup with 3.4 seconds left and Nebraska Omaha held off Purdue Fort Wayne's late surge for a 61-59 victory on Thursday night. Purdue Fort Wayne's Jarred Godfrey scored five points and Marcus DeBerry added a jumper as part of a 7-0 surge that tied the game 59-59...

Dentlinger rallies South Dakota State to 75-64 win over PFW

Feb. 16, 2020 5:27 PM EST

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Sophomore Matt Dentlinger totaled 18 points, 10 rebounds and five blocked shots and South Dakota State dominated the second half and beat Purdue Fort Wayne 75-64 on Sunday. Dentlinger made all eight of his shots from the floor in picking up his fifth double-double of the season for...

Ward leads North Dakota State to 6th straight win, 80-70

Feb. 14, 2020 10:48 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Tyson Ward had 22 points and 10 rebounds as North Dakota State topped Purdue Fort Wayne 80-70 on Friday night. The victory left North Dakota State (19-7, 10-2) tied atop the Summit League with South Dakota State. Vinnie Shahid had 19 points for North Dakota State, which earned its sixth...

Godfrey lifts Purdue Fort Wayne over W. Illinois 75-69

Feb. 5, 2020 10:07 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Jarred Godfrey had 20 points as Purdue Fort Wayne beat Western Illinois 75-69 on Wednesday night. Deonte Billups had 16 points for Purdue Fort Wayne (11-14, 4-6 Summit League). Marcus DeBerry added 14 points. Matt Holba had 12 points. James Claar scored a career-high 20 points for...