Men dealt heartbreaker at Colorado State

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (GoJacks.com) — South Dakota State men’s basketball was dealt a heartbreaker Tuesday evening at Colorado State, falling 72-68 in a tightly-contest matchup at Moby Arena.

The Jackrabbits and Rams traded punches throughout the game with 10 ties and 15 lead changes, including two inside the final minute of action. Matt Dentlinger’s putback layup sent SDSU ahead, 68-67 with 45 seconds to go, but a CSU 3-pointer at 17 seconds flipped the script for good.

Douglas Wilson led the Jackrabbit offense with 15 points, going 7-of-10 from the field alongside five rebounds. Noah Freidel (12 points) and Alex Arians (10 points) were in double-figure scoring as well.

Freidel matched Dentlinger (nine points) for the team-lead with six boards each.

Brandon Key dished six assists in the game, as SDSU shot 43.3 percent from the field with a 7-of-23 effort from beyond the arc.

South Dakota State returns to Brookings this weekend to open a three-game homestand. The Jackrabbits host Nebraska Kearney Friday at 7 p.m.

(PHOTO: SDSU Sports Information)