Hot shooting jacks claim road win at Bradley

PEORIA, Ill. ( – A hot-shooting South Dakota State men’s basketball team shot 61 percent from the field in the second half to win a thriller at Bradley, 88-84, Friday night.

Four Jackrabbits scored in double figures for the second consecutive game as the Jacks improved to 3-2 on the season in sweeping a two-game road trip that began Wednesday at Iowa State.

Noah Freidel led all scorers with 24 points, shooting 5-for-6 from 3-point range. Just days after recording his first double-double of his career, Baylor Scheierman added a second to his collegiate list Friday with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Alex Arians finished with 14 points and Douglas Wilson added 13 points to go along with six rebounds and five assists.

South Dakota State is scheduled to continue nonconference action Dec. 10-12 when it takes on Summit League rivals in the CU Mortgage Direct Dakota Showcase at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Jacks begin the four-team event Thursday against North Dakota State. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m.