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Jacks and Red Raiders Clash in Lubbock

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 11/19/2013 16:08:13
South Dakota State returns to the road for its first game in the Progressive Legends Classic on Thursday at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. The Jackrabbits and Red Raiders tip at 7 p.m., from United Spirit Arena.

The Jackrabbits hit the road after splitting a short two game home stand, falling to Montana on Nov. 14, by a 77-69 score before bouncing back with an 83-62 win over Southwest Minnesota State on Monday night.

Five Jackrabbits scored in double figures in the win over the Mustangs, including Jordan Dykstra and Cody Larson, who both posted double-doubles in the game. Dykstra led all players with 21 points and with 12 rebounds, while Larson recorded his first-career double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Along with Dykstra and Larson, Brayden Carlson scored 16 points, Chad White 13 and Anders Broman a career-high 10 points off the bench. Additionally, Marcus Heemstra scored six points to go along with his game and career-high five assists.   

White’s 13 points gives him 990 for his career, leaving him just 10 points shy of becoming the 44th member of the SDSU 1,000-Point Club.

TRACKING THE JACKRABBITS

RABBITS ON THE RADIO – Originated from the AM 570 WNAX studios in Yankton, S.D., every SDSU men’s basketball games can be heard live on a total of nine stations on the Jackrabbit Sports Network.

WNAX - 570 AM – Yankton     
KBFS - 1450 AM – Belle Fourche      
KJJQ - 910 AM – Brookings
KDSJ - 980 AM – Deadwood  

KORN - 1490 AM – Mitchell   
KOLY - 1300 AM – Mobridge
KGFX - 1060 AM – Pierre       

KJOE - 106.1 FM – Pipestone, Minn.
KSDR - 1480 AM – Watertown

Pierre, S.D., native, and 2012 South Dakota Sportscaster of the Year, Tyler Merriam returns for his third season as the voice of Jackrabbit men’s basketball. He also serves as the voice of Jackrabbit football and baseball. 

THE JACKRABBIT INSIDER ON KELOLAND-TV – Fans of South Dakota State Athletics can get a weekly behind-the-scenes look at all 21 Jackrabbit varsity sports teams by tuning into “The Jackrabbit Insider.”

Hosted by Tyler Merriam, the show airs on Sundays on MyUTV at 10:30 p.m., followed by broadcasts on Sunday at 11 p.m. on KELOLAND-TV and on Fox Sports North on Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

THE JACKRABBITS ON TWITTER

Jackrabbit Athletics: @SDSU_Jacks
Jackrabbit Men’s Basketball: @JackrabbitHoops         

THE JACKRABBITS ON FACEBOOK

Jackrabbit Athletics: SDSU Jackrabbit Nation
Jackrabbit Men’s Basketball: South Dakota State University Men’s Basketball 

NOTEWORTHY

PERFECT AT HOME NO MORE – The Jackrabbits entered the 2013-14 season with school and Summit League record 30 consecutive home wins, also the longest streak in Division I, but the Montana Grizzlies snapped the streak with a 77-69 win on Nov. 14, 2013.  

JACKS DOUBLE UP – After posting a single double-double in each of his first two seasons, Jordan Dykstra posted double-doubles in a team-high nine games as a junior in 2012-13. He posted two double-doubles in four games this season pushing his all-time total to 13, while Cody Larson posted his first career double-double vs. Southwest Minnesota State on Monday.

FIVE IN DOUBLE FIGURES – Five Jackrabbits scored at least 10 points in the Jacks win over Southwest Minnesota State on Monday, marking the first time that’s happened since Feb. 2, 2013, when five did so at Kansas City.            

ON THE RECORD

DYKSTRA CLIMBING ALL-TIME SCORING LIST – Senior Jordan Dykstra became the 43rd member of the SDSU 1,000-Point Club in the Jacks win over South Dakota on Jan. 31, and immediately started to climb the scoring charts. He entered the 2013-14 season ranked 23rd all-time at SDSU with 1,149 points, but already moved up to 20th all-time and needs 43 points to pass Mark Schultz (1,259 points from 1982-86) for 19th all-time at SDSU.

DYKSTRA CLOSES IN ON TOP-10 IN CAREER 3-POINTERS – Dykstra opened the season with 142 career 3-pointers, five shy of cracking the all-time top-10 at SDSU. He now needs just two to pass Andy Moeller (147 3-pointers from 2000-04) for 10th on the all-time list.

WHITE CLOSES IN ON 1,000-POINT MILESTONE – Senior Chad White came up 53 points shy of becoming the 44th member of the SDSU 1,000-Point Club last year, but now needs just 10 points to become the fifth Jackrabbit to join the club that scored all of his points at the Division I level. 

WHITE CLIMBS CAREER 3-POINT FG CHARTSChad White entered the 2013-14 season with 169 career 3-point field goals, good for fifth all-time at SDSU. With 176 now for his career, he needs 22 more to pass Randy Suarez (197 3-point FGs from 1986-89) for fourth all-time. White made 75 triples last year as a junior.

CARLSON EYES 1,000-POINT CLUB – Senior Brayden Carlson scored just 85 points as a freshman, but scored 254 as a sophomore and 317 as a junior, giving him 656 entering his senior season, he now needs 280 points to reach the 1,000 point milestone.

GOOD FOR THREE! – Three of the top-10 three-point shooters in SDSU history, based on 3-point field goal percentage, currently play for the Jackrabbits. Jordan Dykstra leads the way with .452 percent, Chad White ranks third with a .428 mark from deep, while Brayden Carlson enters the game ranked seventh with a .401 career mark from long range.

TONIGHT’S OPPONENT

TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS (3-1, 3-0 HOME) – Picked to finish ninth in the 10-team Big 12 Preseason Coaches Poll, the Red Raiders tabbed former Minnesota head coach Tubby Smith to turn the program around.

Smith brought 511 career wins and 17 NCAA appearances with him to Lubbock, where he inherits a roster that returned 10 players from a year ago, led by 6-7 forward Jaye Crockett, who posted team highs of 11.9 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in 2012-13. A 6-7 frontcourt player, Jordan Tolbert also returned in 2013-14, along with his 9.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.

THE SERIES vs. TEXAS TECH – The Red Raiders lead the all-time series 2-0, with a 91-73 win on Dec. 4, 1971 and a 111-75 win on Dec. 2, 1979, both in Lubbock, Texas.

THE LAST MEETING: Dec. 2, 1979; Lubbock, Texas – Steve Lingenfelter led the Jackrabbits with 24 points, and Bob Winzenburg grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Jackrabbits, but the Red Raiders ran away with the game, downing in the Jacks 111-75 in front of 5,021 fans.

THE RED RAIDERS THE LAST TIME OUT: Nov. 18, vs. Texas Southern – LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Jaye Crockett scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Texas Tech to an 80-71 win over Texas Southern on Monday night in the opening round of the Progressive Legends Classic.

Dusty Hannahs was the itch that wouldn’t go away for the Tigers, coming off the bench and scoring 17 of his 19 points for the Red Raiders in the second half - all at crucial moments.

Robert Turner added 15 points, and Jordan Tolbert added 11 points and five boards for Texas Tech.

Jose Rodriguez led Texas Southern with 29 points and 10 rebounds and Ray Penn added 15 points - 13 in the second half - before fouling out late.

Texas Tech (3-1) kept a narrow lead for most of the game, but allowed TSU (2-3) to regain a pair of one-point leads early in the second half before pulling away in the final minutes.

NEXT UP FOR THE JACKRABBITS – SDSU returns home to host the Progressive Legends Classic Brookings Subregional on Monday and Tuesday at Frost Arena. The event starts with Lehigh taking on Texas Southern on Monday at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Jackrabbits and Howard at 8 p.m.

The two losing teams play again on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., followed by the two winning teams at 8 p.m.

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