Balanced attack fuels men in win over ORU

BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) — South Dakota State men’s basketball opened 2020 with a 96-79 victory over Oral Roberts Thursday at Frost Arena, shooting 62.5 percent from the field with four double-figure scorers.

Douglas Wilson and Noah Freidel led the attack with 25 and 23 points, respectively. Wilson pulled down for the double-double and Freidel sank 9-of-11 from the field with four 3-pointers.  Freidel scored 20-plus points for the second-straight game and Wilson tallied his fourth double-double of the year.

Matt Dentlinger finished with 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists while Alex Arians added 17 in the scoring column, hitting 6-of-7 from the field and 3-of-4 from deep.

The Jacks (10-7, 1-1 Summit League) were plus-five on the glass, holding Oral Roberts to a season-low 30 rebounds to go with a 60-28 advantage in points in the paint.

South Dakota State hosts Western Illinois Saturday in the 2020 Lamb Bonanza. The Jackrabbit men tip at 4:15 p.m.

(PHOTO: SDSU Sports Information)