SDSU Dominates Dakota State

(From the SDSU Sports desk)

South Dakota State had four in double digits and picked up its third straight win Sunday, taking down Dakota State 92-60 at Frost Arena.

SDSU (6-2) hit above 50 percent from the field for the second straight game, finishing 35-for-63 on the day with nine 3-pointers.

The Jacks took advantage of its size advantage throughout the game, outscoring DSU 48-16 in the paint as the Trojans were forced to fire 34 shots beyond the arc. Mike Daum led all scorers with 16 points, adding six rebounds and three assists. Reed Tellinghuisen had 14 with a pair of 3-pointers, grabbing six boards to finish second on the team alongside Tevin King (six points), Lane Severyn (six points) and Daum. Brandon Key and David Jenkins Jr. tallied 13 points apiece as Jenkins hit three treys and Key dished out seven assists.

Out of the locker room, SDSU saw its lead shrink to 10 (46-36) in the first three minutes of play and the Trojans hung within striking distance until the 13-minute mark, when the Jackrabbits went on a 40-11 run over the next 11 minutes to build up a game-high 41-point lead before DSU closed the game with the final nine points.

South Dakota State closes the opening month of the season Tuesday at Ole Miss, taking on the Rebels at 7 p.m. from Oxford, Mississippi.