NIAGARA, N.Y. (AP) — Camron Justice scored 17 points and Elyjah Goss grabbed 11 rebounds and IUPUI beat St. Francis (BKN) 68-48 on Friday night in a Fort Myers Tip-Off contest.
The game was the first-ever between the two teams. At 3-2, the Jaguars are off to their best start since 2009.
Evan Hall scored eight of his 15 points in the first six minutes, the Jaguars built a 12-4 lead and never trailed. Keon Williams’ 3-pointer brought the Terriers within 19-15 at the 10-minute mark, but IUPUI closed out the half outscoring the Terriers 16-8 for a 12-point lead at halftime. Jalen Jordan’s layup with 16:10 remaining narrowed the deficit to 39-32 but the St. Francis couldn’t get closer.
Hall also grabbed eight rebounds for the Panthers and D.J. McCall scored 12. IUPUI shot 28 of 54 (52 percent) from the field.