FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Zach Plackemeier scored 19 points and IPFW beat Southern Utah 76-66 Saturday.
Southern Utah (2-6, 0-2, Summit League) was trailing by three, 67-64, with 2:39 to go when five free throws and a layup from Plackemeier and two free-throws from Ben Botts gave the Mastodons (5-2, 2-0) the win.
IPFW outpaced the Thunderbirds from the free-throw line, shooting 77.8 percent compared with Southern Utah's 66.7 percent. Southern Utah had 16 turnovers that led to 11 points for the Mastodons.