SDSU basketball sweeps doubleheader

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OMAHA – The South Dakota State men’s and women’s basketball teams swept a doubleheader against Omaha on Thursday night. The men won 95-86 and the women won 72-49.

Each team will play Denver on Saturday. The men will be at home and tip off is scheduled for 2 p.m. The Women will be on the road and will tip off at 3 p.m. Central time.

Men

 SDSU 95, Omaha 86

SDSU improved to 5-0 in Summit League play for the first time since the 2017-18 season after monster performances from Baylor Scheierman and Matt Dentlinger.

Scheierman 26 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. He went 6-6 from three and has now made his past nine 3-point attempts.

Dentlinger scored 25 points off of the bench and grabbed seven boards. He was 11-13 from the field.

SDSU trailed 28-24 just over the midway point of the first half. The Jacks then went on a 20-0 run to take control of the game. SDSU made five 3-pointers during that stretch.

The Jacks made 10 three’s in the first half and led 49-40 at the break. Scheierman had 20 points at halftime and was 5-5 from three.

Omaha cut the lead to 51-44 just over a minute into the second half. The Jacks would push the lead back to double digits and went up 60-46 with 16:22 left in the game. 

SDSU’s largest lead of the game was 78-61 with 11:52 left. Omaha then went on a 9-0 run to cut the lead back down to single digits. That was as close as the Mavericks would get though as the two teams traded baskets the rest of the way.

SDSU shot 54.8% from the field. The Jacks lead the country in 3-point shooting and will remain at the top after shooting 14-30 from beyond the arc on Thursday night. SDSU was 13-16 at the free throw line.

SDSU’s third leading scorer, Douglas Wilson, missed the game due to back soreness. An injury that was suffered during warm ups. Noah Freidel, SDSU’s leading scorer, did not play for a fourth-straight game even though he has been dressing.

Zeke Mayo had 11 points and nine assists. Matt Mims and Alex Arians each had nine points.

The Mavericks shot 52.4% from the field and were 12-22 from three. Omaha was 8-10 at the free throw line. 

Omaha had five players score in double figures. Nick Ferrarini led the Mavs with 17 points. Kyle Luedtke had 16 points and Darrius Hughes had 15. Marco Smith 14 points and Frankie Fidler had 13. 

SDSU won the rebound battle 35-27. Each team had good showings from their bench as Omaha scored 48 bench points and the Jacks had 34.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 95, OMAHA 86

South Dakota State (14-4, 5-0)

Baylor Scheierman 7-9 6-7 26, Matt Dentlinger 11-13 3-3 25, Charlie Easley 5-10 3-4 13, Zeke Mayo 4-13 0-0 11, Matt Mims 3-6 0-0 9, Alex Arians 3-7 1-2 9, Luke Appel 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 34-62 13-16 95.

Omaha (3-15, 2-5)

Nick Ferrarini 6-10 2-2 17, Kyle Luedtke 5-9 3-3 16, Darrius Hughes 7-11 1-3 15, Marco Smith 5-6 0-0 14, Frankie Fidler 6-10 0-0 13, Dylan Brougham 1-5 2-2 4, Akol Arop 2-5 0-0 4, Felix Lemetti 1-6 0-0 3, Devin Evans 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-63 8-10 86.

SDSU 49 46 – 95

Omaha 40 46 – 86

FG% – SDSU 54.8%, O 52.4%. 3-point field goals – SDSU 14-30 (Scheierman 6-6, Mims 3-5, Arians 2-5, 3-10, Easley 0-4), O 12-22 (Smith 4-4, Luedtke 3-4, Ferrarini 3-5, Fidler 1-3, Lemetti 1-3). Rebounds – SDSU 35 (Scheierman 11), O 27 (Fidler, Luedtke 5). Assists – SDSU 24 (Mayo 9), O 14 (Smith 6). Steals – SDSU 2 (Scheierman 2), O 2 (Fidler, Arop). Blocks – SDSU 0, O 1 (Brougham). Turnovers – SDSU 10, O 10. Total fouls – SDSU 14, O 14. Fouled out – none. Technical fouls – none. 

Women

 SDSU 72, Omaha 49

The Jackrabbit women used big second and third quarter’s to run away with a win on Thursday night. SDSU outscored Omaha 43-13 in the middle quarters en route to a 72-49 win and improving to 5-1 in the Summit League.

Omaha began the game on a 6-0 run. SDSU then went on a 10-3 run of its own to take the lead. The Mavericks led 17-12 at the end of the first quarter.

The Jacks opened the second quarter with an 8-0 run to give them a 20-17 lead with 6:41 to go in the first half. SDSU outscored Omaha 9-7 the rest of the quarter to take a 29-24 lead into the locker room.

SDSU blew the game open in the third quarter. The Jacks went on a 19-4 run to start the second half to push their lead to 48-28 with 4:40 to go in the third. SDSU led 55-30 at the end of third and outscored the Mavericks 26-6 in the quarter.

The two teams played evenly the rest of the way as Omaha outscored SDSU 19-17 in the final frame. With the win the Jacks went back over .500 overall at 9-8.

SDSU shot 49.1% from the field and was 13-26 from three. Paiton Burckahrd led the way with 16 points and five rebounds. Tori Nelson had 13 points and six rebounds. Lindsey Theuninck had nine points. Paige Meyer and Myah Selland each had seven points.

The Jacks held the Mavs to 37.5% shooting from the field and Omaha was 3-14 from three. Omaha was led by Elena Pilakouta who had 16 points. Josie Filer had seven points and eight rebounds. Grace Cave had eight points.

Omaha  won the rebound battle by a narrow margin of 33-32. SDSU forced 14 turnovers and scored 15 points off of them. 

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 72, OMAHA 49

South Dakota State (9-8, 5-1)

Paiton Burckhard 6-13 2-2 16, Tori Nelson 4-7 2-3 13, Lindsey Theuninck 3-4 0-0 9, Myah Selland 3-9 0-0 7, Paige Meyer 3-4 0-0 7, Kallie Theisen 2-4 1-2 6, Tylee Irwin 2-4 0-1 5, Mesa Byom 2-2 0-0 4, Madysen Vlastuin 1-3 0-0 3, Lauren Rongisch 1-1 0-0 2, Haleigh Timmer 0-2 0-0 0, Addison Hirschman 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 27-55 5-8 72.

Omaha (6-10, 2-5)

Elena Pilakouta 7-10 2-2 16, Grace Cave 3-12 1-1 8, Josie Filer 3-5 1-2 7, Mariah Murdie 3-6 0-0 6, Sophie Johnston 2-6 0-0 6, Morgann Gardner 1-2 0-0 2, Kennedi Grant 1-3 0-0 2, Alexis Pratt 1-6 0-0 2, Sam Mitchell 0-6 0-0 0. Totals 21-56 4-5 49.

SDSU 12 17 26 17 – 72

Omaha 17   7   6 19 – 49

FG% – SDSU 49.1%, O 37.5%. 3-point field goals – SDSU 13-26 (Irwin 1-1, Theuninck 3-4, Nelson 3-6, Burckhard 2-4, Meyer 1-2, Theisen 1-2, Vlastuin 1-3, Selland 1-3, Timmer 0-1), O 3-14 (Johnston 2-3, Cave 1-6, Pratt 0-1, Grant 0-1, Mitchell 0-3). Rebounds – SDSU 32 (Nelson, Selland 6), O 33 (Filer, Murdie 8). Assists – SDSU 18 (Meyer, Timmer 4), O 9 (Johnston 4). Steals – SDSU 10 (Irwin 3), O 4 (Murdie, Mitchell, Pilakouta, Grant). Blocks – SDSU 3 (Burckhard, Theisen, Byom), O 1 (Murdie). Turnovers – SDSU 7, O 14. Total fouls – SDSU 10, O 15. Fouled out – none. Technical fouls – none. 

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