MBK: Men's Basketball Rolls Against Mary

South Dakota State men's basketball took care of business Sunday at Frost Arena, downing the University of Mary, 78-54, in front of 1,248 fans.

The Jackrabbits (2-0) shot 42.9 percent from the field and got to the line 32 times, hitting 22 free throws as a team.

SDSU's defense forced 14 turnovers and limited Mary to 28.3 percent shooting from the field. The Marauders did not hit a field goal in the final 5:46 of the game.

State went plus-14 on the boards and scored 18 second-chance points off of 13 offensive rebounds.

Mike Daum led the way with a 22-point, 13-rebound double-double, adding a career-high three blocks in the effort. It was his 12th career double-double and 33rd game with 20 or more points.

David Jenkins Jr. dropped 13 points for his second-consecutive double-figure scoring performance, hitting two 3-pointers while Ian Theisen put up 10 points and five rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench.

Reed Tellinghuisen just missed a double-double of his own, adding nine points and nine boards on the day.

Brandon Key dished four assists with five points while Tevin King grabbed seven boards, dished two assists and came up with two steals.

The Jacks started strong, building a 15-9 lead in the opening seven minutes, but a cold streak from the field allowed Mary to answer and take a 19-17 lead inside the eight-minute mark.

State recovered the momentum, however, and outscored the Marauders 22-9 (including a streak of nine unanswered) the rest of the half to hold an 11-point advantage at the break (39-28). Daum and Jenkins and eight points each in that stretch.

The Jackrabbits opened the second half with a 13-4 spurt to build a 20-point lead (52-32), capping an 11-0 run that lasted over three minutes with a 3-pointer from Lane Severyn at 14:27.

Down the stretch, Mary closed the gap to 17 twice, but that's as close as it would come the rest of the way.

Game Notes
Mike Daum sits 10th all-time in scoring at SDSU with 1,430 career points. He passed Kai Williams (2006-10, 1,423 points) early in the second half.
Daum is now tied for in eighth school history with 485 career free throw attempts, even with Virg Riley. He is seventh in free throw makes (409).
Reed Tellinghuisen sits 39th all-time in scoring as a Jackrabbit with 1,038 career points. He passed Jim Sutton (1953-57, 1,035 points) late in the first half.
Tellinghuisen is now tied for fifth in school history in career 3-pointers made, matching Randy Suarez (1986-89) with 197 in his career.

Up Next
South Dakota State wraps up its season-opening homestand Tuesday against Alabama State. Tipoff is 7 p.m.