Jacks open season with a win

BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) — South Dakota State men’s basketball opened its season with a 70-57 victory Thursday night over University of Texas Rio Grande Valley at Frost Arena, ringing in a new era of Jackrabbit basketball in successful fashion.

Three Jackrabbits reached double figures in the win, led by Douglas Wilson’s 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting. Matt Dentlinger turned in a 17-point, 14-rebound effort for his first-career double-double, and Brandon Key added 15 points alongside six assists.

Alex Arians added 10 rebounds for a team that was plus-12 on the boards, converting 10 offensive rebounds into 16 second-chance points.

South Dakota State wraps up a two-game homestand Thursday against Peru State. Game time from Frost Arena is set for 7 p.m.