Men’s basketball defeats Lopers

BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) — South Dakota State men’s basketball took care of business Friday night at Frost Arena with a 66-53 win over Nebraska-Kearney.

SDSU spread the scoring around as Douglas Wilson and Alex Arians led the way with 16 points. Wilson added nine rebounds and was 4-of-6 at the charity stripe. Arians sank a pair of 3-pointers and grabbed four boards.

Brandon Key scored eight and dished out a team-leading six assists. David Wingett scored eight alongside five rebounds.

South Dakota State is now 3-2 all-time against Nebraska-Kearney, though the Lopers counted Friday’s action as an exhibition game.

South Dakota State stays home for a pair of games next week, hosting Florida Gulf Coast Wednesday (7 p.m.) and Idaho Saturday (noon).