Men fall in Summit quarterfinals

SIOUX FALLS ( — No. 2 seed South Dakota State fell to No. 7 seed Purdue Fort Wayne 77-74 Saturday night at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.

Noah Freidel led all scorers with 35 points, burying 7-of-15 from beyond the arc and 6-of-8 from the charity stripe. reidel’s 35 points are the most by a freshman in Summit League tournament history.  Alex Arians posted a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double, adding three assists.

Matt Dentlinger grabbed seven boards, scored six points and dished three assists. Baylor Scheierman collected six rebounds.

South Dakota State will learn its postseason hopes Sunday, March 15. The Jackrabbits have qualified for the postseason each of the last eight years with five NCAA Tournament trips, two NIT bids and one CBI appearance.