Men’s Basketball Falls To A Strong SDSU Squad, 87-74


first_img Maryland Eastern Shore 12/22/2017 – 7 p.m. Full Schedule Roster Next Game: “We can’t be a team that thinks we have to make 15 threes every night, but I think we left a lot of good looks out there early and we needed to play better early offensively tonight,” Medved said. De’Antae McMurray (Alton, Ill.) led the Bulldogs with 13 points while C.J. Rivers (Cahokia, Ill.) added a season-high 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting with four rebounds, a team-high four assists and two steals. Photos BROOKINGS, S.D. – Mike Daum, the reigning Summit League Player of the Year, scored 35 points with 14 rebounds to lead South Dakota State over the visiting Drake Bulldogs, 87-74, Tuesday evening at Frost Arena. Box Score (HTML) Drake trailed by as many as 16 points multiple times in the first half before a 7-0 run helped the team pull within nine points, 35-26, with just less than four minutes remaining in the half. McMurray scored all five of his first-half points during that span. However, the Jackrabbits added back-to-back baskets to end the Bulldog run and take a 43-32 lead at halftime. Daum scored 19 of his points in the first half on 8-of-13 shooting. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Mediacom/The Valley on ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Livecenter_img The Bulldogs return home Dec. 22 to host their final non-conference game of the season. Tipoff against Maryland Eastern Shore is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Knapp Center. Print Friendly Version Story Links “We couldn’t slow him down and he’s such a tough matchup in so many ways,” said Drake head coach Niko Medved of Daum. “He’s a great shooter, is big, has unbelievable hands and is the whole deal. He puts your defense in tough spots.” “He’s such a key piece to what we’re doing,” Medved said of Rivers. “He battles and plays great within our offense and does a lot of things for this team. He’s an unsung hero.” Box Score (PDF) Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) added 11 points to give him 1,579 career points and move him into fifth all-time at Drake past Drake legend Lewis Lloyd. Daum shot 14-of-24 and 4-of-7 from three-point range as one of four Jackrabbits in double-figure scoring. SDSU built its lead back out to 17 points in the opening minutes of the second half and kept it at 12 more for the remainder of the contest while stretching it to as many as 20 points three times in the final eight minutes of the game to thwart any potential challenge from the Bulldogs. Drake (5-7) was held to six three-pointers and could never cut into a double-digit lead that South Dakota State (10-5), the preseason favorite to win the Summit League, held for much of the game.last_img

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