Jacks scorch nets; top Fighting Hawks, 94-83

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (GoJacks.com) — South Dakota State men’s basketball shot a season-high 64 percent from the field and had four double-figure scorers in its seventh-consecutive victory Wednesday, taking down North Dakota 94-83.

The Jackrabbits (21-8, 12-2 Summit League) buried 72 percent of their shots in the second half to hold off a late UND charge and finished the game with a 12-point advantage in the paint while outscoring the Hawks 19-0 off the bench.

Douglas Wilson matched his career-high with 31 points, hitting 14-of-17 from the field to go with six rebounds and four assists.

Noah Freidel scored 21 and Alex Arians added 11 as both Jackrabbit drilled three 3s, with Arians dishing four assists and Freidel netting 17 of his points in the second half.

Baylor Scheierman was in double figures as well, finishing with 11 thanks to a 5-of-5 effort at the charity stripe.

South Dakota State hosts South Dakota Sunday in the latest South Dakota Showdown Series, presented by South Dakota Corn, matchup. The Jackrabbits and Coyotes tip at 2 p.m. from Frost Arena.