IPFW beats UMKC 76-71

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP)—Ben Botts scored 22 points, including two free throws to seal the win, as IPFW beat UMKC 76-71 Thursday night in the Summit League.

Nick Daniels had 16, David Carson 15 and Dellvez Yearby 12 for the Mastodons (12-16, 7-10).

Bakari Lewis scored 17 points to pace the Kangaroos (7-23, 3-14). Dustin Dibble had 15, Latreze Mushatt 14 and Tre McKinney-Jones 11.

The Kangaroos opened with six unanswered points, but IPFW fought back to an 11-11 tie and the game remained nip and tuck en route to a 37-37 tie at halftime.

UMKC opened the second half with a 6-0 run but Carson hit a layup to tie it at 47 with 11:34 left. Shortly after that, IPFW took control and led by as many as seven with 6:14 left.

UMKC closed to within three with seven seconds left before Botts closed it out with his free throws.

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Bakari Lewis Bakari Lewis
6-16,  17 Pts
4 Rebs, 6 Assists
Ben Botts Ben Botts
6-7,  22 Pts
0 Rebs, 0 Assists

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