Preview: IPFW Mastodons

IPFW Mastodons

2012-13: 16-17 (7-9)
In-conference offense: 1.03 points per possession (6th)
In-conference defense: 1.07 points per possession (4th)

If any team in the Summit League is looking to build on momentum gained late last season, it's Fort Wayne. The Mastodons floundered early in the season but finished 2012-13 with five straight wins and a quarterfinal victory in the Summit League tournament. Frank Gaines, the program's career leading scorer, has graduated, but all the key players who filled in around Gaines and who began hitting their stride late in the season return for coach Tony Jasick.