MBB: SDSU downs Omaha in semifinal action


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota State used a balanced attack and big performances from Baylor Scheierman and Douglas Wilson to grab an 87-79 victory over Omaha Saturday night in the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. The win advances SDSU to the next round of semi-final competition on Tuesday.

Every SDSU player who saw action on the court scored six or more points, but it was Douglas Wilson and Baylor Scheierman who led the way for the Jackrabbits.

Wilson was 7-of-14 from the field and 8-of-10 from the free throw line as Scheierman shot 50 percent from the floor and hit four 3-pointers.

SDSU (28-4, 18-0 Summit League) shot 47 percent from the floor, 47 percent from behind the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line on 25-of-33 shooting. The Jacks also had 25 points off the bench compared to Omaha’s six and held a 21-9 advantage in points off turnovers.

SDSU will play the winner of Kansas City/South Dakota on Monday at 6 p.m. in the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.