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Sunday, December 03, 2017 5:10 pm

IPFW 86, SIU-Edwardsville 71

Scott scores 31 as IPFW beats SIU-Edwardsville

AUBREE REICHEL | The Journal Gazette

The IPFW men's basketball team defeated SIU-Edwardsville 86-71 at Memorial Coliseum on Sunday.

The Mastodons (6-3) were led by a 31-point performance from Bryson Scott, while John Konchar had his 33rd career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds and Matt Weir added 10 points.

The Cougars were led by Jalen Henry and Jaylen McCoy, who scored 16 points each. Christian Ellis scored 13.

IPFW went up 43-31 at halftime, but SIUE went on a 10-3 run to open the second half to get within 46-41 with 17:04 left and a 12-5 run to get within 57-53 with 10:33 remaining.

That's the closest the Cougars would get as the Mastodons closed the final 10 minutes on a 26-16 run.

IPFW travels to Akron on Wednesday.