South Dakota State Uses First-Half Cushion To Defeat Men’s Basketball, 83-75

first_imgThe Bulldogs opened the second half by forcing four SDSU turnovers in the first three minutes to put the Jackrabbits on their heels and force a timeout after a runout led to Wampler dunk. A Wampler three-pointer later capped an 8-0 run that pulled Drake within seven points, 49-42.Another sophomore later put a charge into the Bulldogs as McGlynn scored seven of his 11 points during a 9-0 run to pull the Bulldogs within two points, 57-55, on a rare three-pointer from the forward with 10:08 left. Four minutes later, Rivers drew the Bulldogs within two points again, but could get no closer as SDSU made 12-of-12 free throws in the final three minutes.SDSU amassed their lead in the first half after Timmer scored his eighth point of the first half with 8:49 left to give the Bulldogs a 20-19 lead. However, SDSU answered with a 21-6 run to close the half and take a 40-26 lead into half time. The Jackrabbits got six points from Reed Tellinghuisen and five from Ian Theisen during that span to take control of the half. Tellinghuisen finished the game with 18 points as SDSU shot 48.4 percent in the opening half while holding the Bulldogs to 36.7 percent and just 4-of-20 from the three-point arc in the opening period.The Bulldogs return to action on Thursday, Dec. 22, when they host Mississippi Valley State in the Knapp Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Mediacom MC22 and ESPN Des Moines 1350-AM. Story Links Next Game: Mississippi Valley State 12/22/2016 – 7 p.m. Full Schedule Roster Box Score (PDF) center_img Print Friendly Version Box Score (HTML) Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines Mediacom MC22 Listen Live DES MOINES, Iowa – South Dakota State needed 14-point halftime cushion to hold off Drake in men’s basketball, 83-75, Monday evening in the Knapp Center.Drake (1-10) rallied to close that margin to one possession three times in the final six minutes but could not overcome the early deficit despite shooting 52.9 percent in the second half. Drake matched a season-high with 10 three pointers on a season-high 36 attempts in the loss.Billy Wampler (Eau Claire, Wis.) led the Bulldogs again with 18 points, his sixth-straight game in double-figures, on 7-of-12 shooting and a 4-of-8 night from the three-point arc. Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) added 15 points while Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) matched a career-high with 11 points. C.J. Rivers (Cahokia, Ill.) nearly notched a double-double with 10 points, nine rebounds and a game-high five assists.South Dakota State (7-7) was led by Mike Daum’s 20 points. The SDSU forward has now scored 91 points in his last three games. Andre Wallace added 19 points for the Jackrabbits.”It’s unfortunate we dug that 14-point hole in the first half and that’s probably the story of this game,” said Drake head coach Jeff Rutter. “We cut it to two, but that takes a lot out of you. We just needed a few more stops and a few more conversions, but I’m incredibly proud of these guys.”last_img

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