SDSU Men’s Basketball Gets Past USD

(From the SDSU sports desk)

Four Jackrabbits reached double figures and South Dakota State claimed its first-ever outright Summit League Regular Season Championship Thursday night at Frost Arena in a 76-72 victory over rival South Dakota.

Playing in front of 4,138 fans in their regular season home finale, the Jacks (24-6, 12-1 Summit League) locked up the No. 1 seed in next month’s Summit League Championships in Sioux Falls and pushed their win streak to seven games. SDSU shot 44.3 percent as a team and hit 10 3-pointers, outdoing the Coyotes on the boards, 42-31, in the latest round of the South Dakota Corn Showdown Series.

Mike Daum led the way with a 20-point, 12-rebound double-double while David Jenkins Jr. was close behind in the scoring column, dropping 18 with three 3-pointers. Lane Severyn had a career-best performance on senior night, finishing with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including four 3-pointers) with eight rebounds. Reed Tellinghuisen scored 13 points and had eight boards. Tevin King logged 34 minutes and dished a team-high seven assists, finishing second on the squad with nine rebounds.

South Dakota State wraps up the regular season Saturday at Fort Wayne. Tipoff from the Gates Sports Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana is set for 6 p.m. CT.