MBB: Fast Start Propels Jacks to Season-Opening Win


BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) — Five Jackrabbits scored in double figures as South Dakota State (1-0) opened the season with an 81-65 victory over Bradley (0-1) Tuesday night in front of an energetic Frost Arena crowd.

Douglas Wilson and Baylor Scheierman each notched a double-double in the win. Wilson posted a game-high 20 points with 10 rebounds while Scheierman tacked on 10 points and 14 boards.

Noah Freidel added 16 points while Matt Dentlinger and Alex Arians joined the others in double figures with 13 and 11 points, respectively. Freshman guard Zeke Mayo finished his first game as a Jackrabbit with eight points and three assists.

South Dakota State was 28-of-29 from the free throw line, led by a 10-for-10 performance from Wilson which tied his career high in makes from the charity stripe.

Jacks (1-0,0-0 Summit League) travel to Tuscaloosa to face Alabama on Friday, November 12th.