Jackrabbits fend off Samford

Jason Salzman/salzmanstudios.com: South Dakota State’s Douglas Wilson (35) gets fouled by Samford’s Jalen Dupree on a shot attempt in the paint during the first half of the Jackrabbits’ 86-77 victory over the Bulldogs on Wednesday night at Frost Arena.

BROOKINGS – Douglas Wilson scored 30 points and added 10 rebounds to complete the double-double as South Dakota State defeated Samford 86-77 Wednesday night at Frost Arena.

He scored on an assist from Brandon Key to make it 81-77 with 1:18 remaining and then sealed the deal with a putback – and-one – with 33 seconds showing on the clock.

Wilson went 10-of-16 from the field and 10-of-12 at the free-throw line.

Neither team led by more than nine, and there were nine lead changes and nine ties.

SDSU was up 43-38 at halftime and the second saw a back-and-forth affair. The Bulldogs’ last advantage came at 70-69 with 7:40 remaining.

Jackrabbit freshman Noah Freidel went 5-of-9 from 3-point range and scored 20 points.

Alex Arians added 12 points, Matt Dentlinger eight, and Brandon Key (six assists) and Tray Buchanan six apiece. Buchanan played seven minutes off the bench.

SDSU (6-3) opens a three-game road trip with a matchup with Indiana on Saturday at 3 p.m. in Bloomington.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 86, SAMFORD 77

Samford (4-4)

Robert Allen 6-13 1-2 13, Jalen Dupree 5-10 2-2 13, Brandon Austin 7-18 0-0 19, Josh Sharkey 6-10 3-7 16, Deondre Thomas 1-4 0-0 2, J.P. Robinson 0-0 0-0 0, Logan Dye 2-3 0-0 4, Donte Tatum 3-3 2-2 10, Logan Padgett 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-61 8-13 77.

South Dakota State (6-3)

Matt Dentlinger 4-6 0-1 8, Douglas Wilson 10-16 10-12 30, Brandon Key 2-6 2-2- 6, Noah Freidel 7-12 1-2 20, Alex Arians 3-6 4-4 12, Tray Buchanan 2-3 0-0 6, Baylor Scheierman 1-6 1-2 3, David Wingett 0-5 1-2 1. Totals 29-60 19-25 86.

Halftime – SDSU 43-38. 3-point goals – SU 9-21 (Austin 5-11, Tatum 2-2, Dupree 1-1, Sharkey 1-2, Thomas 0-2, Allen 0-3), SDSU 9-24 (Freidel 5-9, Buchanan 2-2, Arians 2-3, Key 0-2, Scheierman 0-4, Wingett 0-4). Rebounds – SU 34 (Dupree 13), SDSU 37 (Wilson 10). Assists – SU 11 (Sharkey 9), SDSU 17 (Key 6). Steals – SU 8 (Sharkey 6), SDSU 7 (Wilson, Freidel 2). Blocks – SU 2 (Allen, Dupree 1), SDSU 3 (Dentlinger 2). Turnovers – SU 15, SDSU 12. Total fouls – SU 25, SDSU 12. Fouled out – Allen, Sharkey. Technical fouls – none. A – 1,307.

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