MBB: Jacks improve to 6-0 in Summit with win over Denver


BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) –South Dakota State men’s basketball claimed an 80-62 victory over Denver Saturday afternoon.

The Jackrabbits (15-4, 6-0 Summit League) finished 48.3 percent from the field with five in double figures. SDSU boasted a plus-six advantage in rebounds, a 30-20 advantage in the paint and 11 team 3-pointers to take down the Pioneers in front of 1,595 fans.

Alex Arians paced the squad and matched his career-high of 19 points on 5-of-8 shooting from deep, sinking his first four attempts from behind the arc. Luke Appel grabbed a season-best seven rebounds and added 12 points, while Matt Mims was 2-of-3 from 3-point range and finished with 10.

Baylor Scheierman turned in career double-double No. 21, finishing with 11 boards and points, matching Douglas Wilson in the points column.

The SDSU men are scheduled to head for Summit League newcomer St. Thomas Jan. 20 in St. Paul, Minn.