SDSU Wins Thriller

(From the SDSU sports desk)

The battle of unbeatens in Summit League play lived up to its billing Thursday night at Frost Arena, as South Dakota State claimed a 78-75 thriller over Oral Roberts in front of 2,221 fans.

Winners of six straight, SDSU (15-5, 3-0 Summit League) shot 44.1 percent as a team and hit 10 3-pointers while sinking 16-of-19 free throws.

Mike Daum posted his ninth double-double of the season, finishing with 27 points and 12 rebounds. He was 5-for-5 at the charity stripe and has now hit his last 27 free throws. Reed Tellinghuisen had 24 points on 9-of-17 shooting, breaking the 20-point barrier for the second time in the last three games. David Jenkins Jr. rounded out the double figure scorers with 15, drilling a pair of 3-pointers to go with his three assists.

Brandon Key dished out seven assists over 18 minutes. Oral Roberts (7-12, 3-1 Summit League) went 32-of-68 from the field but attempted just eight free throws, hitting five. The Golden Eagles were led by Chris Miller’s 14 points while Javan White finished with 13 points and eight rebounds.

South Dakota State hosts Denver Saturday in the 2018 Lamb Bonanza. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. from Frost Arena.