MBB: Jacks hold off late charge from Prairie View A&M


BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) — South Dakota State men’s basketball defended home court Tuesday night in a 99-90 victory, holding off a late charge from Prairie View A&M to remain undefeated at Frost Arena.

Six Jackrabbits scored in double figures, led by Noah Freidel’s 21 points. Douglas Wilson contributed 15 points and Zeke Mayo scored a career-high 14. Wilson and Baylor Scheierman each pulled down eight rebounds while Scheierman chipped in 13 points. Charlie Easley reached double figures for the fourth time as a Jackrabbit, posting 12 points on the night. Alex Arians dished out six assists, tying his season record, and had 12 points.

The Jackrabbits (7-2) shot 48% percent from the field and buried 13 of 29 from deep.

South Dakota State wraps up its brief homestand Friday against Minnesota Morris. The Jackrabbits and Cougars tip at 7 p.m. from Frost Arena.