IPFW watched a five-point lead early in the second half disintegrate into an 83-57 loss to South Dakota State on Saturday in Brookings, S.D.
The Mastodons (8-11, 1-4 Summit League) took a 39-34 lead on Luis Jacobo's three-pointer 1:49 into the second half. But the Jackrabbits (13-6, 4-2) took off on a 31-10 run over the next 10 minutes to blow away IPFW.
Frank Gaines led the Mastodons with 18 points, and Joe Reed had 15.
Nate Wolters led South Dakota State with 29 points. He was 10 of 18 from the floor and 7 of 7 from the free throw line.