BROOKINGS — Douglas Wilson scored 22 points as South Dakota State romped past North Dakota 87-66 on Wednesday night.
Noah Freidel had 16 points and six rebounds for South Dakota State (14-7, 5-1 Summit League), which won its fifth straight. Matt Mims added 14 points and Alou Dillon had 12 points. The Jackrabbits made 21 of 26 free throws.
Marlon Stewart had 17 points and seven rebounds for the Fighting Hawks (8-11, 2-3). Kienan Walter added 15 points and De'Sean Allen-Eikens had 14 points. North Dakota made 17 of 22 from the free-throw line.
South Dakota State plays at South Dakota on Sunday. North Dakota plays at North Dakota State on Saturday.
Coyote men’s hoops fall to NDSU, 72-70
FARGO, N.D. -- The South Dakota Coyotes fell to North Dakota State 72-70 inside the Scheels Center Wednesday night.
NDSU's Tyson Ward took advantage of a defensive lapse off an inbounds play and scored a layup with less than two seconds left to seal the victory for the Bison. The possession before that, South Dakota guard Cody Kelley was called for a charge that gave the ball to the Bison.
The Coyotes (11-8) fell to 2-3 in conference play while North Dakota State improves to 12-6 and 3-1 in the Summit League.
Stanley Umude led the way for the Coyotes with 23 points, nine rebounds and two blocks while Tyler Hagedorn finished with 21 points, five shy of his 1,000th career point. Triston Simpson rounded out the double-digit scoring with 10 points on the night.
Ward finished with 14 points but none bigger than the two to win the game at the end. Vinnie Shahid led the Bison with 21 points and Tyree Eady finished with 18 points.