SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 87, NORTH DAKOTA STATE 80
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Mike Daum scored 37 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and South Dakota State beat North Dakota State 87-80 in a Summit League opener Wednesday night.
Daum — for the third time — tied his career high with 16 made free throws and finished perfect from the line. Daum recorded his seventh double-double of the season for South Dakota State (13-5), which has won four straight and six of its last seven.
With a 57-55 lead with 15 minutes left, Reed Tellinghuisen made a 3 that started the Jackrabbits on a 12-2 run over the next four minutes. Tellinghuisen finished with 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting and Tevin King added 10 points.
North Dakota State (8-7) led 46-45 at halftime but shot 10 of 33 after the break.
The Bison got a career-high 36 points from Paul Miller who tied a career-high with seven 3-pointers in 11 attempts. Cameron Hunter added 10 points for North Dakota State, which saw its three-game win streak come to an end.
SOUTH DAKOTA 62, WESTERN ILLINOIS 50
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) - Matt Mooney scored 11 of his 14 points in the final 4:16 to help South Dakota pull away and beat Western Illinois 62-50 on Wednesday night for its third straight win.
The Coyotes (14-4, 2-0 Summit League) have won seven of their last eight games since a 16-point loss to then-No. 1 Duke on Dec. 2. They have defeated Western Illinois (8-5, 0-1) in four straight and eight of the last nine games dating to the 2013-14 season.
Kobe Webster made three free throws to pull the Leathernecks to 46-42 with 4:35 left before the Coyotes closed on a 16-8 surge. Mooney made two field goals and was 6-of-6 shooting from the line during the stretch.
Trey Burch-Manning had 10 points and 11 rebounds, and Nick Fuller chipped in 10 points for South Dakota.
Webster scored 19 points and Dalan Ancrum added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Western Illinois.