SDSU wins at Oral Roberts

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TULSA, Okla. – South Dakota State built an early lead and hung on late to beat Oral Roberts 85-75 in a Summit League men’s basketball game Saturday in front of 2,568 fans at the Mabee Center.

SDSU (22-6, 10-1) shot 52.7 percent from the field and hit 10 3-pointers while going 17-for-21 at the charity stripe.

Mike Daum led all scorers with 27 points, adding 14 rebounds for his seventh consecutive double-double. He went 11-for-11 at the foul line.

David Jenkins finished 6-for-13 from the field for 16 points, while Skyler Flatten rounded out the double figure scoring with 15 on 6-of-6 shooting (3-of-3 on 3s). Flatten dished a career-high six assists, as well, and did not commit a turnover in 36 minutes of action.

ORU (10-18, 4-7) was led by Austin Ruder and Sam Kearns, who each finished with 14.

SDSU roared out of the gates, scoring the first eight points before opening up a 17-7 lead near the 14-minute mark after a Jenkins 3-pointer. The next five minutes of game action saw ORU crawl back to within four at 23-19, before the Jackrabbits pulled away again, running off nine unanswered before the under-4 media break to push their lead back to double digits, 32-19.

SDSU carried a 43-25 lead into the half and picked up where it left off in the second, stretching its advantage to a game-high 24 – 58-34 – with 14:11 left. ORU hung around, pulling within 10 in the final minute, but never threatened.

Notes: Reed Tellinghuisen made his 120th career start, the most in school history. He broke a tie with Austin Hansen (1999-03). Tellinghuisen is also tied for second with 132 games played and third in minutes played at 3,841. … With 651 points and 281 rebounds through 28 games, Daum is now averaging a double-double of 23.25 and 10.04. … Daum has 2,047 career points and passed Illinois-Chicago’s Kenny Williams (2,025 from 1990-94) and Northern Iowa’s Jason Reese (2,033 from 1986-90) for 11th place on the all-time Summit League list.

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South Dakota State, which holds a one-game lead in the Summit League standings with two games to game, is host to Western Illinois on Saturday at 2 p.m. 

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 85, ORAL ROBERTS 75

South Dakota State (22-6, 10-1 Summit)

Reed Tellinghuisen 3-4 2-2- 9, Mike Daum 7-18 11-11 27, Skyler Flatten 6-6 0-0 15, Tevin King 4-7 0-2 9, David Jenkins Jr. 6-13 2-3 16, Brandon Key 2-6 2-3 6, Lane Severyn 1-1 0-0 3, Ian Theisen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-55 17-21 85.

Oral Roberts (10-18, 4-7 Summit)

Emmanuel Nzekwesi 5-10 0-1 11, Javan White 4-9 0-1 8, Albert Owens 3-9 0-0 6, Austin Ruder 5-12 2-2 14, Sam Kearns 5-14 0-0 14, Jontray Harris 4-11 2-2 11, Spencer Sutton 0-0 0-0 0, Emir Ahmedic 2-3 0-2 4, Chris Miller 2-2 3-4 7. Totals 30-70 7-12 75.

Halftime – SDSU led 43-25. 3-point goals – SDSU 10-22 (Flatten 3-3, Daum 2-5, Jenkins 2-8, King 1-1, Severyn 1-1, Tellinghuisen 1-2, Key 0-2), ORU 8-23 (Kearns 4-9, Ruder 2-6, Nzekwesi 1-3, Harris 1-4, White 0-1). Rebounds – SDSU 39 (Daum 14), ORU 34 (White 9). Assists – SDSU 14 (Flatten 6), ORU 13 (Ruder 6). Steals – SDSU 5 (King 2), ORU 6 (Harris 3). Blocks – SDSU 2 (Tellinghuisen, King), ORU 4 (White 3). Turnovers – SDSU 13, ORU 9. Total fouls – SDSU 16, ORU 21. Fouled out – Kearns. Technical fouls – none. A – 2,568.


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