Photo: flickr Writer: Eric Daniel
IPFW was hyped up fairly early on in the year with their impressive upset win over Indiana and this veteran group should compete in the upper tier of the Summit League this season standing 11-4 overall and 1-1 in conference. IPFW loves to get out and run as this squad ranks an impressive 7th in the nation in scoring average putting up nearly 90 points per game. In their last outing the Mastodons outpaced Oral Roberts at home picking up the win by a final f 102-91. IPFW has been proving themselves on the road this season standing 3-3 away from home with their defeats all coming against quality competition Arkansas, Illinois State, and Notre Dame.
Omaha did a great job of testing themselves during the nonconference and the Mavericks haven’t gotten off to their ideal start in the Summit standing 7-8 overall and 0-2 in league play. In their conference opening games the Mavericks fell in back to back outings on the road against South Dakota and NDSU by double figures. Omaha plays a similar up tempo style as the Mavericks rank 50th in the nation in scoring average compared to just 342nd in total defense. On the offensive end this group spreads the ball around with 4 players averaging over 11 points per game.
We’re high on this IPFW squad in the Summit League and the Mastodons have a good shot at getting the automatic bid from this conference come March. IPFW is the top scoring team in the league and they should light up the scoreboard today going against one of the weakest defenses in the nation. Take the road team to come through as they go on to cover the spread.
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