MBB: Second-Half Surge Lifts SDSU Over Stephen F. Austin


Nacogdoches, Texas (GoJacks.com) – South Dakota State (2-1) closed out its first road trip of the season with an 83-71 win over Stephen F. Austin (2-1) Sunday afternoon. The Lumberjacks took a two-point lead with just under nine minutes remaining in the contest, but the Jackrabbits would finish on a 20-6 run to earn their first road victory of the season.

Noah Freidel notched 25 points to lead the way and record his second consecutive 20+ point performance while Matt Dentlinger added 10. Baylor Scheierman registered his third double-double in as many games with 14 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.

Charlie Easley provided the Jacks with a second-half spark off the bench, finishing with eight points, all of which came in the final 8:09 of the game. Alex Arians flirted with a double-double after recording eight points and eight rebounds to go along with five assists.

South Dakota State returns home for back-to-back games in Frost Arena against Montana State (Wednesday, 7 p.m.) and Presentation (Thursday, 8:15 p.m.).