MBB: Jacks claim hard fought victory over Bison


BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) — South Dakota State used a phenomenal showing at the free throw line and an electric crowd at Frost Arena to grab an 80-76 victory over North Dakota State on Saturday and improve to 10-0 in league play.

Three Jackrabbits finished in double figures, led by Baylor Scheierman’s 23 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals. Douglas Wilson had 18 points, five rebounds, one block and two steals and Luke Appel had 14 points and a career-high eight rebounds.

SDSU, despite coming into the contest leading the nation in 3-point shooting, was only 1-of-12 from the arc today and was forced to score another way. The Jacks (19-4, 10-0 Summit League) made up for it at the free throw line, going 21-of-23 from the line for 91.3 percent while shooting 43.3 percent from the field.

SDSU will travel up to Grand Forks to play North Dakota on Monday. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.