Men fight past Samford

BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) — Douglas Wilson tallied his third double-double of the season, Noah Freidel buried five 3-pointers on his way to a 20-point performance and the South Dakota State men’s basketball team fought off a pesky Samford Bulldogs squad at home for an 86-77 win Wednesday night.

A single-digit game from start-to-finish, fans at Frost Arena witnessed nine lead changes and nine ties throughout the contest as the Jackrabbits improved to 6-3.

Wilson finished with 30 points and 10 rebounds, going 10-of-12 from the line. Freidel was 7-of-12 from the field, adding seven rebounds and a pair of steals.

Alex Arians reached double figures as well in a 12-point performance, hitting all four of his charity stripe attempts with a pair of 3-pointers.

Brandon Key’s six assists came alongside six points, while Matt Dentlinger dished four assists out of the post alongside eight points and eight rebounds.

South Dakota State heads for Indiana next, taking on the Hoosiers Saturday at 4 p.m. EST / 3 p.m. CST.