VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) -- Karim Rowson scored 21 points and hauled in nine rebounds as South Dakota cruised past Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne in a 75-61 win on Saturday.
South Dakota (8-9, 3-0) overcame the Mastodons with two big drives, closing out the first half by scoring 17 of the last 25 points to carry a 33-23 advantage into the break, then broke open the game in the second half with a 17-4 run that made it 50-29 with 14 minutes to play.
IPFW (15-6, 3-1) led midway through the first half but couldn't stop South Dakota's offense.
Luis Jacobo scored 19 points for the Mastodons, while Mo Evans had 13 points and five rebounds.
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