AMES, Iowa (GoJacks.com) – South Dakota State defeated a Power Five conference program for the fifth time in six seasons, as the Jackrabbit men’s basketball team topped Iowa State 71-68 Wednesday night at Hilton Coliseum.
Four scored in double figures for the Jacks, who led virtually the entire game to improve to 2-2 on the season.
Noah Freidel led SDSU in scoring with 23 points, the 10th 20-plus point game of the sophomore’s career.
Baylor Scheierman posted his first career double-double, scoring 18 points while recording career highs of 10 rebounds and four steals.
Douglas Wilson native tallied 16 points and nine rebounds, while Alex Arians added 10 points, corralled seven boards and tied his career high with seven assists.
SDSU won the rebounding battle, 34-29, outscoring Iowa State 10-0 in second chance points. The Jacks also took away the three-point line, limiting the Cyclones to 17 percent shooting on 4-of-23 from long range.
Solomon Young scored 24 points on 11-of-17 shooting for the Cyclones (1-1).
The Jackrabbits are scheduled to conclude a two-game road trip Friday night at Bradley. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill.