IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits Pick-Odds-Prediction - 3/10/14 Summit Semifinal
South Dakota State Jackrabbits (19-11) at IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons (23-9)
College Basketball: Monday, March 10, 2014 at 9:30 pm (Sioux Falls Arena)
The Line: IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits take the hardwood versus the IUPU-Fort Wayne Mastodons.
South Dakota State has looked very impressive over the last month or so and that trend carried in to their quarterfinal bout with Western Illinois on Sunday. The Jackrabbits used a strong second half to extend a three point lead on the strength of stifling defense. The Leathernecks were held to 37% shooting while supplementing their own 43% marksmanship with a 23-9 edge at the line. Brayden Carlson led a balanced attack with 13 points with Jordan Dykstra adding 12 points and ten boards followed by Chad White and Marcus Heemstra with ten points apiece.
Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
IUPU-Fort Worth finished in a second place tie in the Summit with South Dakota State as they rode a very potent offense to plenty of success. The Mastodons offense was in high gear when the opened the Summit postseason to an easy 85-47 rout of Indiana-Purdue on Saturday. Fort Wayne was up 18 after 20 minutes and never let up with blistering 57% shooting leading to 14 more field goals against the 41% shooting Jaguars who gave the ball away 16 times giving the hotter shooting team ten more looks. Luis Jacobo tossed in a game high 19 points with seven yanks followed by Mo Evans with 13 while Steve Forbes and Joe Edwards combined for 21.
Even though these teams were tied in the conference South Dakota State has done well in this match up. I believe they are the better team overall so I'll lay the points...