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Purdue-Fort Wayne (12-7, 4-0 Summit) at South Dakota (7-9, 1-2 Summit) – 2:00 PM EST (ESPN3)
Today’s UTR Game of the Day takes us to the metropolis of Vermilion, South Dakota where the hometown Coyotes will play host to the Mastodons of Purdue-Fort Wayne. South Dakota has had two thrilling wins on the road against Front Range opponents – a 68-63 win at Colorado State and a one-point win at Denver that has provided the Coyotes with their lone league win thus far. Their only losses in league play have been to traditional league contenders North Dakota State and South Dakota State. Trey Burch-Manning leads South Dakota with 12.5 PPG and 6.4 RPG.
Purdue-Fort Wayne had a rather pedestrian start in nonconference play where their best wins came against Akron and IUPUI. However, they’ve flipped the switch in league play and won games at both North Dakota and North Dakota State and beat South Dakota State and Oral Roberts at home. Their win against the Jackrabbits has put the Mastodons on top of the Summit league for now – in that game, Kason Herrell and John Konchar scored 23 points apiece.