The Jaguars (12-10, 6-3 Summit League) trailed 43-40 at halftime before holding the Thunderbirds to 29.2 percent (7 of 24) shooting in the second half. At one point, IUPUI scored 22 straight points.
A 19-5 run turned a five-point deficit into a 63-54 Jaguars lead midway through the second half, but the Thunderbirds' frustration had just begun. The 22-0 run over a period of 9:20, resulting in a 85-56 IUPUI lead with 1:46 to play.
The Jaguars scored 23 points off 13 Southern Utah turnovers.