|SDSU men defeat IUPUI; women fall to Western Illinois
Sports Staff - February 16, 2017
BROOKINGS, S.D. - South Dakota State men's basketball shook off a slow start and outscored IUPUI by 21 in the second half to claim an 81-67 win Wednesday evening at Frost Arena.
Playing in front of 2,333 fans, SDSU (13-16, 6-8 Summit League) scored 55 points in the final 20 minutes thanks to a 60.7 percent field goal percentage while going 16 of 16 at the line in that span.
For the game, State shot 51 percent from the field and hit six 3-pointers while holding IUPUI to a 36.8 shooting percentage. That is the third lowest shooting percentage for an opponent against SDSU this year.
Mike Daum led the Jacks with 26 points, including a 12 of 12 effort at the free throw line, while pulling down nine rebounds.
Chris Howell posted a 16-point, 12-rebound double-double and Reed Tellinghuisen matched Howell with 16 points, hitting four 3-pointers.
Michael Orris was in double figures as well, dishing out seven assists in the win.
Meanwhile, the South Dakota State women's basketball team dropped an 83-77 Summit League game at Western Illinois Wednesday in front of 1,303 fans at Western Hall.
The Jackrabbits, who trailed by 77-76 with 50 seconds remaining, were unable to convert at the free-throw line while the Fighting Leathernecks closed the game by going six for six from the foul line.
Sophomore Madison Guebert led all scorers with 23 points, including six 3-pointers, for the 19-7, 10-4 Jackrabbits. Junior Ellie Thompson recorded her third double-double of the season and eighth of her career with 17 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Senior Kerri Young added 14 points and a career-high tying 8 assists. Senior Clarissa Ober added 13 points and 7 rebounds.
Western Illinois built a six-point lead, 67-61, with 7:41 to play after Clemens sank four-straight free throws. The Fighting Leathernecks held its second six-point lead at 1:56, but Guebert's sixth 3-pointer cut the lead to three, 76-73. After Blumer made one of two at the foul line, junior Alexis Alexander sank a 3-pointer with 50 seconds remaining to trail 77-76.