SDSU Men’s Basketball Defeats NDSU

(From the SDSU sports desk)

Mike Daum scored his 2,000th career point and South Dakota State picked up its 20th win of the season Thursday night in Frost Arena, taking down North Dakota State 82-63 in front of 3,377 fans.

SDSU (20-6, 8-1) completed the regular sweep of its northern rivals with the victory, shooting 43.1 percent as a team with seven 3-pointers and a 25-for-32 effort at the charity stripe.

Daum posted his fifth consecutive double-double and led the team with 31 points, added 13 boards over 32 minutes. Tevin King provided a spark on both ends of the court, lighting up the stat sheet with 16 points, seven rebounds, six steals and four assists. King’s scoring and swipe totals equaled his previous career-bests. David Jenkins Jr. finished with 20 points, scoring 18 in the second half to go with four rebounds.

South Dakota State is off until Thursday, Feb. 8 when the squad opens a two-game road swing at Denver. The Jacks close next week at Oral Roberts Feb. 10.