Mike Daum scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and South Dakota State defeated Oral Roberts 78-75 on Thursday night to take sole possession of first place in the Summit League.
Reed Tellinghuisen added 24 points and David Jenkins Jr. 15 for the Jackrabbits (15-5, 3-0), who have won six straight. The Jackrabbits made 10 of 27 from behind the arc, including four by Daum, who notched his 20th career double-double.
Chris Miller scored 14 points, Javan White 13 and Albert Owens 12 for the Golden Eagles (7-12, 3-1).
Sam Kearns scored with 2:34 left to get Oral Roberts within a point, 75-74, after trailing by 10 with fewer than six minutes left. But the only points after that were three free throws by Jenkins and one by Kearns.
Oral Roberts tried a long inbounds pass to Miller with three seconds left but the ball went off his fingertips.
Jackrabbits drop Denver for Summit League win
South Dakota State juniors Macy Miller and Madison Guebert each scored 18 points to lead the Jackrabbits to a 69-58 Summit League win at Denver.
Miller added seven rebounds and three assists while Guebert sank four 3-pointers. Freshman Myah Selland added nine points, grabbed a career- and game-high 11 rebounds and registered four steals and three blocks.
Denver, now 10-8 and 1-2, was led by Briana Johnson's 13 points, Claire Gritt's 11 points and Jordyn Alt's 10 points.
Guebert scored seven points in the second quarter, including five straight to pull the Jackrabbits within one, 22-21, with 6:58 left. The teams traded baskets for the rest of the half and Denver led 31-29 at halftime.
Freshman Tylee Irwin scored on a jumper to begin the fourth quarter to put the Jacks up 45-44 and SDSU led the rest of the game. At one point, SDSU went up 61-51 and closed it out from there.