Memphis beats South Dakota State 88-80


MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The South Dakota State men’s basketball team saw its four-game winning streak come to an end Tuesday against Memphis, falling 88-80 at FedExForum in front of 13,583 fans.

The Jackrabbits dropped to 7-3 with the loss as a late rally fell short against the Tigers (4-4).

David Jenkins led the way with a career-high in scoring, hitting eight 3-pointers on his way to a 35-point showing.

Mike Daum added 18 points with four rebounds and four 3-pointers, while Skyler Flatten scored 13 with a trio of 3s.

Tevin King led the Jacks with nine rebounds and dished seven assists.

SDSU got off to a fast start, building a 10-5 lead to force a Memphis timeout at 16:55. The Tigers responded with a 14-3 run over the next six minutes as the Jackrabbits worked through a pair of extended scoring droughts and went to the under-12 media trailing, 19-15.

The teams traded baskets the rest of the half, though a flurry of offensive fouls limited both programs from finding a rhythm on the offensive end. Memphis pushed the Jackrabbit deficit to double figures three times in the half, but SDSU continued to answer and went to the locker room down 40-32 after a Matt Dentlinger layup as time expired.

SDSU made it a five-point game at 44-39 in the opening two minutes of the second frame, but saw Memphis pick up the tempo and soon build a 52-39 advantage near the 15-minute mark. That theme played out the rest of the second half, as the Jackrabbits came within seven five more times on the night, only to see the Tigers answer each rally with a scoring burst of their own.

The Jackrabbits put together one last push inside the final minute of action, using a Daum 3-pointer and a Tevin King layup after Owen King stole an in-bounds pass to make it 84-78 with 36 seconds left. Memphis, though, hit free throws down the stretch to hold off the SDSU charge.

SDSU shot 45 percent (27-of-60) from the field but committed 23 turnovers.

Notes

South Dakota State is 0-2 all-time against Memphis, with the previous matchup coming in 1976. ... Daum entered the game 81st on the NCAA Division I career scoring chart with 2,449 career points. He is now tied for 74th alongside Danny Ainge (BYU) with 2,467 career points. ... Jenkins reached double figures for the 37th time in 44 career games. He passed the 20-point mark for the 17th time as a Jackrabbit. ... Daum has hit 645 career free throws. He is three shy of Nate Wolters’ school record of 648. ... Jenkins became the fifth Jackrabbit to hit eight or more 3-pointers in a game.

Up Next

South Dakota State returns to Frost Arena for a two-game homestand, beginning Friday at 7 p.m. against Southern.

MEMPHIS 88,

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 80

South Dakota State (7-3)

David Jenkins 11-17 5-6 35, Mike Daum 6-15 2-2 18, Skyler Flatten 4-11 2-4 13, Alex Arians 2-6 2-4 6, Tevin King 1-5 0-0 2, Owen King 2-3 0-0 4, Matt Dentlinger 1-3 0-0 2, Ryan Krueger 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-60 11-16 80.

Memphis (4-4)

Jeremiah Martin 8-15 6-9 22, Tyler Harris 8-13 2-2 22, Alex Lomax 5-12 2-4 12, Raynere Thornton 2-3 4-5 8, Mike Parks 0-0 0-0 0, Isaiah Maurice 5-7 0-0 10, Antwann Jones 2-5 0-0 6, Kyvon Davenport 2-5 0-0 5, Kareem Brewton 1-5 0-0 3. Totals 33-65 14-20 88.

Halftime – UM 40-32. 3-point goals – 15-33 (Jenkins 8-11, Daum 3-10, Flatten 3-9, T. King 0-1, Arians 0-2), UM 8-25 (Harris 4-9, Jones 2-3, Brewton 1-2, Davenport 1-3, Thornton 0-1, Martin 0-2, Maurice 0-2, Lomax 0-3). Rebounds – SDSU 32 (T. King 9), UM 36 (Thornton 9). Assists – SDSU 14 (T. King 7), UM 17 (Martin, Thornton, Brewton 4). Steals – SDSU 9 (Arians 3), UM 9 (Martin, Maurice 3). Blocks – SDSU 2 (Flatten, Dentlinger 1), UM 6 (Maurice 4). Turnovers – SDSU 23, UM 17. Total fouls – SDSU 21, UM 19. Fouled out – none. Technical fouls – none. A – 13,583.


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