Strong second half lifts Jacks past Pioneers

BROOKINGS, S.D. ( — South Dakota State men’s basketball claimed a 90-78 win over Denver Friday at Frost Arena, using a strong second half to remain undefeated at home.

Matt Dentlinger posted his fourth double-double of the season with 22 points and 11 rebounds, going 6-of-8 from the field with a pair of blocks. Douglas Wilson poured in a team-best 23 points and sank 8-of-11 field goals. Wilson added three blocks and grabbed eight rebounds.

Noah Freidel scored all 16 of his points in the second half, and finished just shy of a triple-double, adding seven rebounds and a team-high eight assists.

South Dakota State is 18-6 all-time against Denver and has swept the season series with the Pioneers.

South Dakota State (19-8, 10-2 Summit League) closes its homestand Sunday against Purdue Fort Wayne. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m.