BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) — South Dakota State men’s basketball opened the game with eight unanswered and never looked back Sunday afternoon in Frost Arena, rolling to an 84-54 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Epilepsy Awareness Day.
The Jackrabbits improved to 5-3 with the win, shooting 56.9 percent for the game with four double-figure scorers.
Matt Dentlinger led the offensive attack, going 8-for-8 from the field on his way to a 16-point finish.
Noah Freidel (two 3-pointers), Baylor Scheierman and David Wingett all had 10 points. Freidel dished a career-high five assists, matching teammate Brandon Key for the team-lead.
Alex Arians pulled down eight rebounds to go with seven points, as Scheierman added six boards and Wingett five.
The Jackrabbits dominated down low, outscoring MVSU 46-14 in the paint with a plus-26 advantage in the first half.
South Dakota State hosts Samford to wrap up a two-game homestand before Thanksgiving on Wednesday night. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.