MBB: Coyotes and Jacks split weekend series
BROOKINGS, S.D. — South Dakota kicked off the second half of Summit League play by knocking off preseason favorite South Dakota State 64-56 inside Frost Arena Friday, ending the Jackrabbits’ 29-game home winning streak.
A.J. Plituweit scored a game-high 19 points while Stanley Umude added 14 and Kruz Perrott-Hunt chipped in 11 for the visitors, which led nearly from start to finish. It was South Dakota’s first win in Brookings since the 1999-2000 season, ending a string of 13 losses. South Dakota State had won its last 32 at home in Summit play.
For the Jacks, Baylor Scheierman turned in his ninth double-double, scoring 15 points while hauling in a career-high 16 rebounds. Noah Freidel poured in a team-best 18 points and Douglas Wilson added 10 points and six boards.
On Saturday, South Dakota State overcame a double-digit second half deficit to hand South Dakota its first conference loss, as the Jackrabbits blitzed past the Coyotes 89-78.
The loss snapped the USD’s 10-game win streak. It also drew the Jackrabbits (11-4, 5-1 Summit League) even with the Coyotes (11-7, 9-1) in the loss column within the league standings.
For SDSU, Baylor Scheierman scored 19 points, dished out a career-high nine assists and snagged eight rebounds, while the post tandem of Douglas Wilson and Matt Dentlinger each scored 21 points. Dentlinger made 10-of-11 from the field while Wilson added eight rebounds.
USD’s Stanley Umude turned in a game-high 34 points, scoring on 13 of his 24 attempts, while A.J. Plitzuweit hit all 13 of his free throws en route to a 20-point showing.
The Coyotes shot an even 50 percent, 27-of-54, but committed 17 turnovers and made only 3-of-16 from deep. SDSU shot 44 percent overall, 31-of-69, 7-of-22 on 3-pointers and turned the ball over a season-low five times.
SDSU is scheduled to play at Oral Roberts (10-8, 7-3) Saturday and Sunday in Tulsa, Okla. Game times are 7 p.m. each night in the Mabee Center. The Yotes travel to North Dakota on Feb. 13-14 with tip-off set for 2:30 p.m. both days.
South Dakota State and South Dakota Sports Information contributed to this story