MBB: Jacks use late rally to surge past St. Thomas


ST. PAUL, M.N. (GoJacks.com) — South Dakota State used a late rally and a career night from Alex Arians to overcome a halftime deficit and beat St. Thomas 92-77 at Schoenecker Arena Thursday night.

Five Jackrabbits finished in double figures, led by a career-high 20 points from Arians who shot a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line and grabbed a season-high eight rebounds.

Baylor Scheierman and Zeke Mayo each finished with 15 points while Scheierman dished out eight assists and pulled down 11 defensive boards for his ninth double-double of the season.

Douglas Wilson followed right behind with 14 points and Matt Mims scored 10.

State will turn their attention to Western Illinois on Saturday afternoon and continue to lean on the play of Scheierman and Wilson but have seen the emergence of Mayo & Charlie Easley this season. Coach Eric Henderson says they are both key contributors this year: