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Jackrabbits hold off Tigers, 78-71, in home opener

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 14th, 2012


South Dakota State's Jordan Dykstra shoots a jumper over Tennessee State's Kellen Thornton in the first half of the Jackrabbits' 78-71 nonconference victory over the Tigers on Tuesday night at Frost Arena. Dykstra scored 18 points on 5-of-8 shooting while adding eight rebounds. Photo by Sean Welsh/Register


BROOKINGS – South Dakota State overcame a sloppy second half to post its 18th consecutive home victory, 78-71 over Tennessee State in a nonconference men’s basketball matchup Tuesday night at Frost Arena.

After leading by as many as 17 during a solid first-half showing, the Jackrabbits saw their lead cut to three – 57-54 – with 6:58 remaining. A layup by Tony Fiegen and a pair of free throws by Jordan Dykstra put SDSU up 61-54 with 6:02 left.

Later, layups by Taevaunn Prince and Brayden Carlson sandwiched around a Nate Wolters putback in the paint pushed the lead back to double digits – 69-58 – with 4:08 to play.



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