MBB: Jacks complete sweep of North Dakota
BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) — South Dakota State’s hot shooting proved to be North Dakota’s undoing, as the Jackrabbits recorded a 92-73 victory over the Fighting Hawks Friday night at Frost Arena.
The Jacks shot 60 percent overall and connected on 14-of-22 3-pointers (63.6 percent) to earn their fourth consecutive victory.
South Dakota State (9-3, 3-0 Summit League) led almost the entire way en route to its 28th consecutive win in Frost Arena. Additionally, the Jacks have won 31 league games in a row at home.
Noah Freidel scored a game-high 24 points, making 6-of-9 from deep, leading a brigade of five Jackrabbits in double figures.
Luke Appel added 15 points in 23 minutes off the bench, while Alex Arians and Douglas Wilson each tallied 12. Baylor Scheierman turned in his seventh double-double of the season, 10 points and 10 rebounds along with four assists.
Filip Rebraca and Tyree Ihenacho led North Dakota (4-12, 3-4 Summit League) with 14 points apiece.
South Dakota State maintained its perfect record in Summit League play, turning back North Dakota 85-74 Saturday night to complete a two-game sweep of the Fighting Hawks.
The Jackrabbits (10-3, 4-0 Summit League) won their 32nd consecutive conference game in Frost Arena and extended their home court winning streak to 29, the third-longest active streak in Division I men’s basketball.
Reigning Summit League Player of the Year Douglas Wilson ignited the SDSU offensive attack with a game-high 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting, 15 of which came in the latter stanza.
Baylor Scheierman assembled his eighth double-double, posting 14 points and 11 rebounds alongside five assists. Alex Arians chipped in 16 points and David Wingett added 12 points on four 3-pointers.
The Jacks shot 53 percent overall, including a torrid 65 percent in the second half, and made 8-of-16 from deep.
South Dakota State is scheduled to play a two-game conference series at Denver next Friday and Saturday. Game times are set for 7 p.m. MT/8 p.m. CT each night at Hamilton Gymnasium.