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West Coast Swing ends at Stanford

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 11/30/2013 17:36:43

South Dakota State wraps up its second West Coast road swing of the season on Sunday at Stanford, where the Jackrabbits and Cardinal tip at 5 p.m. from Maples Pavilion on the campus of Stanford University.

The game marks the fourth game of the season for the Jacks in the Golden State, where the Jackrabbits not only seek their first win of the season in the state, but their first Division I win, as SDSU enters the game with an 0-10 mark in the state of California, the last being an 83-64 loss at UC Santa Barbara on Friday night.

The Jackrabbits opened the season with two games at the San Diego Classic, falling to the host Toreros on Nov. 8, and to Loyola Marymount on Nov. 9.

Chad White and Cody Larson scored 15 points in the loss, with Jordan Dykstra adding 14 points, but the Gauchos got 39 points and eight blocks from Alan Williams, both school records, and he also added a game-high nine rebounds in the win.

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
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 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 four double-doubles in eight games this season pushing his all-time total to 15. Cody Larson posted his first career double-double vs. Southwest Minnesota State on Nov. 18, and added a second vs. Howard on Nov. 25.

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, and continues his climb in 2013-14. He enters Sunday’s game at Stanford two points shy of passing Ben Beran for 15th all-time at SDSU.

DYKSTRA CRACKS 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, which he did at Texas Tech on Nov. 21. He enters Sunday’s game with 155, tied for eighth all-time at SDSU.

WHITE HITS 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 hit the mark at Texas Tech on Nov. 21. He moved up two spots on the list at UCSB, and enters Sunday’s game seven points shy of moving up to 35th all-time.

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. He needs 13 more triples to move into fourth place all-time.

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 244 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 .422 mark from deep, while Brayden Carlson enters the game tied for eighth with a .397 career mark from long range.

TONIGHT’S OPPONENT

STANFORD CARDINAL (5-2, 3-1 HOME) – The Cardinal entered the 2013-14 season picked to finish sixth in the Pac 12 after posting a 19-15 record last season before bowing out in the second round of the NIT with a loss at Alabama.

Stanford started the current season with a 72-68 win at home against Bucknell, but dropped it second game of the season, again at home, a 112-103 shootout with BYU. The Cardinal bounced back with four straight wins, before falling to Pittsburgh by an 88-67 score in the championship game of the Progressive Legends Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 26.

THE SERIES vs. STANFORD – First Meeting

THE CARDINAL THE LAST TIME OUT: Nov. 26, vs. Pittsburgh – Lamar Patterson’s 24 points led five players in double figures as Pittsburgh took advantage of a quick start en route to an 88-67 victory over Stanford in the championship game of the Progressive Legends Classic on Tuesday night at the Barclays Center.

Pittsburgh (6-0), which shot 45.5 percent overall and led 43-28 at intermission, did the bulk of its damage from three-point territory (8-17) and the foul line (30-34).

Despite connecting at 50.0 percent overall from the field, Stanford (5-2) was unable to make up ground in the second half and saw its four-game winning streak come to an end.

Dwight Powell notched his second straight 20-point game and third of the year overall, finishing with a team-high 20 points on 7-12 shooting while making 6-9 from the charity stripe. Powell was one rebound shy of a double-double and also dished out six assists in 37 minutes.

Anthony Brown added 16 points and knocked down four three-pointers (all in the second half) while Chasson Randle pitched in with 10 points.

The Cardinal, which was victimized by 14 turnovers, trimmed the deficit to 11 points midway through the second half but could not get any closer.

Leading 17-13 midway through the first half, Pittsburgh embarked on a 15-7 scoring run to build a 34-22 advantage following two free throws from Patterson.

The game’s biggest sequence came with 9:06 remaining in the second half. After a tip-in from Josh Huestiscut Pittsburgh’s lead to 11, Durand Johnson knocked down a three-pointer from the wing and was fouled on the play from Randle. Johnson converted the four-point play, extending the Panthers’ lead to 70-55 and effectively putting the game out of reach.          

NEXT UP FOR THE JACKRABBITS – SDSU returns home on Wednesday, Dec. 4, to take on Dakota State, and then heads to Minnesota on Dec. 10 for a game against the Golden Gophers at Williams Arena. Both games begin at 7 p.m.

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