Fast start carries State past Florida Gulf Coast

BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) — The Jackrabbit men’s basketball team used a fast start to roll past Florida Gulf Coast Wednesday night at Frost Arena, 75-56.

Douglas Wilson went 8-for-9 from the field and finished with 20 points. Matt Dentlinger scored 15 points and David Wingett added 12. The Jacks outscored Florida Gulf Coast 38-26 in the paint, thanks in part to 14 offensive boards that turned into 18 second-chance points.

Alex Arians pulled down a team-high eight rebounds, just ahead of Baylor Scheierman’s seven boards. Scheierman added three assists, second-most on the team behind Brandon Key, who matched his career-high with seven assists.

Noah Freidel was efficient in 12 minutes of action, scoring seven points with five points.

South Dakota State improved to 8-6 with the victory, running its home winning streak to 15 games.

The Jacks wrap up nonleague play Saturday against Idaho. Tipoff is set for noon from Frost Arena.

 

(PHOTO: SDSU Sports Information)