NCAA Game Summary - North Dakota State vs. South Dakota State
(Tuesday, March 12th)
Final Score: South Dakota State 73, North Dakota State 67
Sioux Falls, SD (Sports Network) - Nate Wolters scored a game-high 27 points
to go along with six rebounds, six assists and four steals as South Dakota
State defeated rival North Dakota State, 73-67, to earn its second straight
Summit League title.
Jordan Dykstra had 18 points and seven boards for the Jackrabbits (25-9), who
have punched consecutive tickets to "The Big Dance" and have won four
straight games. Tony Fiegen donated 12 points in the victory.
Taylor Braun scored 23 points to pace North Dakota State (24-9) which was
looking to win its first Summit League title since 2009.
It was the 207th all-time meeting between the border sharing rivals.
South Dakota State scored the first seven points of the second half to grab
some early momentum and a 36-25 lead. The Jackrabbits continued to hold their
edge as Dykstra had a three-point play at the 11:45 mark which made it 48-36.
Bruan and Mike Felt then hit back-to-back triples to bring the Bison with six
points, 48-42, at the midway point.
Felt hit another trey minutes later during a 7-2 surge which saw NDSU close to
the gap to two points, but Wolters and Dykstra with their own pair of threes
-- in between a Bruan lay-in to grow the SDSU lead to 60-54 with 4 1/2 minutes
The Jackrabbits secured the victory by connecting on 9-of-10 from the charity
stripe over the final 2:12, as Wolters, the Summit League's Player of the
Year, sank two free throws before SDSU fans stormed the court.
North Dakota State took an early 7-3 lead before SDSU came back with a 16-4
surge with 7:23 remaining on Wolters jumper to make it 19-11.
The Jackrabbits led at the break, 29-25.
The 'Jacks and Bison last played for a conference title on Feb. 23, 1980, as
SDSU came away with a 79-75 victory to win the North Central Conference
Tournament title ... Not only has South Dakota State earned back-to-back
Summit League titles, but it's also the only two NCAA appearances in program
history ... North Dakota State holds a 109-98 edge in the storied all-time
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