SDSU Men’s Basketball Polls Out Victory

(From the SDSU sports desk)

FARGO, N.D. — Mike Daum scored 37 points, Reed Tellinghuisen added 22 and the South Dakota State men’s basketball team claimed an 87-80 road win Wednesday evening, taking down North Dakota State in its Summit League opener.

SDSU (13-5, 1-0 Summit League) shot over 50 percent for the fourth straight game, hitting 29-of-57 from the field with seven 3-pointers. The Jacks cleaned up at the charity stripe, draining 22-of-25 free throws. Daum added 15 rebounds en route to a monster double-double, hitting all 16 of his free throw attempts over 33 minutes.

Tellinghuisen buried 9-of-13 field goals and four 3-pointers on his way to a season-high in points. Tevin King rounded out the trio of double figure scorers, finishing with 10 and a pair of assists.

NDSU (8-7, 0-1) shot 40 percent as a team and hit 10 3-pointers. Paul Miller led the Bison with 36 points.

South Dakota State continues Summit League play Saturday at Omaha. Tipoff from Baxter Arena is 7 p.m.