CBB: SDSU Splits at Purdue Ft. Wayne

Fort Wayne, Ind. -- South Dakota State dropped a 104-88 contest at Purdue Fort Wayne Thursday night inside Memorial Coliseum.

The Jackrabbits (11-6, 1-1 Summit League) shot 46.5 from the field and hit nine 3-pointers, but saw the Mastodons bury 17 3s, including nine in the second half to pull away down the stretch.

Mike Daum led all scorers with 29 points, hitting 11-of-21 from the field alongside a seven-rebound performance.

David Jenkins scored 21 points and hit four 3-pointers, while Tevin King (five assists) and Owen King (three assists) each added 10 in the scoring column.

Purdue Fort Wayne's Kason Harrell and John Konchar each had 23 points.

"They (Purdue Fort Wayne) were definitely the more aggressive team," head coach T.J. Otzelberger said. "If we're at our best, we feel good about the outcome, and that wasn't our best. Purdue Fort Wayne played great and deserves credit, but we obviously did not get it done tonight. We'll clean some things up and be better."

Jenkins hit a wide-open trey on the game's opening possession to begin a seesaw half with 15 lead changes and five ties. All even at 22 after a Daum tip-in at 9:28, the Jacks and Mastodons traded buckets over the next two minutes until back-to-back treys provided Purdue Fort Wayne with a six-point separation (34-29) at the under-eight break.

Daum sank a 3-pointer out of the timeout, but Purdue Fort Wayne continued to push and took a seven-point lead in the final minute of the period. State, however, used a last-second layup from Daum to head to the locker room down five, 47-42.

SDSU found itself down double figures (65-51) early in the second after Purdue Fort Wayne hit six treys in the first five minutes of the half as the Jacks went cold on their end of the court. Down 14 at that point, the Jacks looked to piece together a comeback, but could not close the gap in the defeat.

Game Notes
• South Dakota State is 18-13 all-time against Purdue Fort Wayne.
• Mike Daum entered tonight's game 30th on the NCAA's all-time scoring list with 2,626 career points. He moved into 27th with 2,655, passing Michael Brooks (La Salle), Troy Bell (Boston College) and Stephen Curry (Davidson).
• Tevin King has scored in double figures in seven consecutive games.
• David Jenkins went over 20 for the ninth time this season and 21st time in his career. Jenkins has 886 career points through 51 career performances and is on pace to join the 1,000-point club later this month.
• Owen King posted a career-high 15 points.
Up Next
South Dakota State closes its Summit League-opening road trip Sunday at in-state rival South Dakota. The Jackrabbits and Coyotes tip at 4:30 p.m in Vermillion, South Dakota.
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FORT WAYNE, Ind.-A team effort led the South Dakota State women's basketball team in its 85-52 win Thursday over Purdue Fort Wayne in front of 529 fans at Memorial Coliseum.

The Jackrabbits, 10-5 overall and 2-0 in The Summit League, were led by Madison Guebert with 16 points and four 3-pointers. Macy Miller added 15 points and three steals. Rylie Cascio Jensen chipped in a career-high 12 points on a personal-best four 3-pointers. Myah Selland had eight points, a team-high six rebounds and five assists. In all, nine Jackrabbits scored.

Purdue Fort Wayne (4-11, 0-3) was led by Sierra Bell with 11 points and De' Jour Young added 10 points.

South Dakota State shot 57.1 percent from the field, sinking 32 of 56 field goals. It also forced 23 turnovers, resulting in 35 points. The SDSU bench scored 35 points led by Cascio Jensen and Paiton Burckhard (nine points).

Burckhard fueled an early 6-0 run for a 9-5 lead to start the game. Miller and Guebert ended the quarter with back-to-back 3-pointers for a 17-9 lead.

Burckhard scored the first four points of the second quarter to give SDSU a 21-9 lead with 8:37 to play. Purdue Fort Wayne cut the Jackrabbits' lead to eight points, 25-17, at 5:38. South Dakota State then finished the half on a 12-3 run. Cascio Jensen sank back-to-back 3-pointers to fuel the run and give the Jacks a 37-20 halftime lead.

The Jackrabbits forced 17 first-half turnovers and converted them into 26 points. They also held Purdue Fort Wayne scoreless for just over five minutes in the first half.

South Dakota State used an 8-3 run in the middle of the third quarter for a 49-31 lead at 4:02. Lindsey Theuninck sank a 3-pointer at 2:58 to push the Jackrabbits lead to 54-33. SDSU closed the quarter on a 5-0 run for a 63-38 lead.

A 10-0 run in the fourth quarter gave the Jacks a 77-43 lead with 5:48 to play. Miller scored six points to fuel the run.

Notes
• Miller's 15 points today now gives her 1,971 career points, 29 points shy of ?becoming the first women's player at State to reach the 2,000-point plateau.
• Miller moved into sixth in Summit League career scoring, passing Oakland's Sarah Judd (1998-02). The point guard is now 306 points short of becoming the ?The Summit League's all-time scoring leader, passing Oral Roberts' Kevi Luper (2,277; 2009-12).
• Guebert now needs 13 points to take over eighth on the SDSU career scoring list. She has 1,550 career points.
• Miller broke the school record for career field-goal attempts with 11 and now has 1,437.

Up Next
South Dakota State concludes its five-game road swing when it plays at South Dakota Sunday at 1 p.m. in a South Dakota Corn Showdown Series game.

For more information on the South Dakota State women's basketball team, follow the Jackrabbits on Twitter (@GoJacksWBB) or like South Dakota State women's basketball on Facebook.
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