FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) Jarred Godfrey scored 22 points, and Brian Patrick added 21 points as Purdue Fort Wayne topped South Dakota 70-59 on Wednesday.
Matt Holba had a career-high 11 rebounds for Purdue Fort Wayne (8-8, 1-0 Summit League). Godfrey shot 8 for 10 from the floor, and Patrick had nine rebounds.
The Mastodons were in trouble after the first half, entering the locker room at the half trailing 35-23. But the hosts mounted a serious rally in the second half to coast to the victory. The Coyotes' 24 second-half points were a season low for the team.
A Marcus DeBerry dunk put the Mastodons ahead 52-43 after going on a 27-6 run.
Tyler Hagedorn had 22 points and nine rebounds for the Coyotes (9-7, 0-2), who have lost four straight games. Stanley Umude added 17 points and three blocks.
Purdue Fort Wayne takes on North Dakota on the road on Sunday. South Dakota plays Denver at home on Sunday.
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