MBB: SDSU Overpowers USD in League Semis


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) – South Dakota State secured its spot in the Summit League Tournament title game thanks to a monster first half of play during an 83-60 victory over South Dakota in the semifinal round of the Summit League Basketball Tournament at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Monday night.

SDSU is now tied with Murray State for the longest active win streak in Division I at 20 straight wins and have also broken the school record for wins in a season with tonight’s 29th victory.

Douglas Wilson led the way in scoring, dropping in 21 points and pulling down eight rebounds.

Baylor Scheierman finished with 18 points, five rebounds and three assists while going 6-of-9 from the floor. Zeke Mayo rounded out double-figure scoring for State with 13 points, three assists and three 3-pointers.

Kruz Perrott-Hunt scored 19 points to lead South Dakota, which won six of its final eight games to finish with a 19-12 record. Mason Archambault added 10 points.

SDSU will face North Dakota State in the Summit League Tournament title game on Tuesday. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. inside the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. It will be the fourth time in history these two teams have met in the championship game.