NCAA Game Summary - Belmont at South Dakota State|
(Saturday, December 14)
Final Score: South Dakota State 85, Belmont 72
Brookings, SD (SportsNetwork.com) - Brayden Carlson poured in a game-high 20
points as the South Dakota State Jackrabbits pulled away for an 85-72 victory
over the Belmont Bruins in a non-conference bout at Frost Arena.
Jake Bittle tallied 19 points, five steals and three assists for SDSU (5-7),
which also received 16 points, nine boards and four assists from Cody Larson.
Jordan Dykstra contributed 11 points and seven rebounds while Chad White
scored 10 points for the Jackrabbits.
Craig Bradshaw paced Belmont (8-3) with 17 points, but he also committed six
of the team's 16 turnovers. J.J. Mann finished with 15 points and three
steals. Blake Jenkins chipped in 14 points to go along with a team-best seven
rebounds and Caleb Chowbay scored 10 points.
SDSU took a 36-33 lead into the intermission after it connected on 53.8
percent of its attempts from the field in the opening 20 minutes of the
contest. The Bruins knocked down 50 percent of their shots from the floor
including 5-of-9 from beyond the arc in the first half to stay within striking
The Jackrabbits opened up the second period on a 9-2 run to create some
separation on the scoreboard. Belmont trailed by 19 points before it went on a
28-6 run to cut the deficit down to double-digits. However, SDSU responded and
made 19-of-26 attempts at the free-throw line in the second half to earn the
Belmont came up short despite hitting on 10-of-21 shots from behind the 3-
point line. The Jackrabbits converted the Bruins' 16 turnovers into 19 points
in the contest.
12/14 20:11:38 ET