MBB: Jacks make history with Summit league championship win over North Dakota State


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) — South Dakota State men’s basketball earned the Summit League Tournament crown and the automatic bid to the NCAA March Madness Tournament after a hard fought 75-69 victory over North Dakota State Tuesday night in the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.

The victory also gives SDSU the longest active win streak in the nation at 21 straight wins and solidifies the 2021-2022 Jackrabbits as the first team in Summit League history to reach 30 wins in a season.

Douglas Wilson, Summit League Tournament MVP, led SDSU in scoring with his double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds.

Charlie Easley finished with 15 points, including three key 3-pointers, as Zeke Mayo, who in part helped solidify the win with a pair of free throws, chipped in 12 points.

Baylor Scheierman ended the night with 11 points and four assists and Alex Arians, who hit the 1,000 career point mark on the first bucket of the night, tossed in 10 points.

NDSU was led by Sam Griesel’s 24 points and eight rebounds.

The Jackrabbits now wait until Selection Sunday on March 13 at 5 p.m. to see where they will be placed in the bracket and who they will face.