SIOUX FALLS (GoJacks.com) — All-Summit League performers Douglas Wilson and Baylor Scheierman spurred the South Dakota State men’s basketball team to an 84-71 win over Omaha in the opening round of the Summit League Championship Saturday night at the Sanford Pentagon.
Wilson, a senior from Des Moines, Iowa, poured in 25 points, distributed a career-high seven assists and blocked three shots. A sophomore from Aurora, Neb., Scheierman tallied his 13th double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. He also dished out seven assists.
Matt Dentlinger added 14 points for the Jackrabbits (16-6) shot 53 percent (31-of-58) and assisted on 22 of the makes. They hit 14-of-15 at the free-throw line and committed a mere nine turnovers.
Omaha, who fell to 5-20, shot 41 percent (27-of-65), made 11-of-26 3s and 6-of-9 free throws.
Wilson has scored 20 points in a game against every Summit League team he has faced this year.
Scheierman tied Mark Tetzlaff (1982-83) for the most double-doubles by a sophomore in school history (13)
SDSU entered the day second in the nation in 3-point percentage (40.2) and hit 8-of-19 in the game.
Wilson scored 20 points in a game for the 15th time in his career
Dentlinger scored in double figures for the eighth consecutive game.
Wilson’s three blocked shots is a season high.
No. 1 seed SDSU advances to the semifinals to face either No. 4 Oral Roberts or No. 5 North Dakota. The Golden Eagles and Fighting Hawks play Sunday at 5:45 p.m. The Jacks meet the winner Monday at 5:45 p.m. All tournament games are being held in the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.