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Jacks host Dakota State at Frost Arena

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 12/04/2013 15:45:31
South Dakota State returns to action on Wednesday at home against Dakota State at 7 p.m., after a tough 92-60 loss at Stanford on Sunday. The Jackrabbits also return home with a trio of home wins already under their belts this season, including a pair of wins in the Progressive Legends Classic, Brookings Subregional, where the Jacks downed Howard 77-65 on Monday, Nov. 25, and then followed that up with a 74-61 win over Lehigh in the subregional championship game.

Jordan Dykstra earned tournament MVP honors after averaging 23 points and 12 rebounds in the two games, which includes a career-high 32 points and a season-high 13 rebounds in the win over Lehigh.

Cody Larson earned all-tournament team honors after averaging 16.5 points and 9.5 rebounds over the two games, including a career-high 24 points in the win over Howard, when he also added 10 rebounds for his second-career double-double.

Anders Broman also made a splash in the tournament, scoring a career-high 16 points against Howard and seven more against Lehigh for an average of 11.5 over the two game span.

NOTEWORTHY

DYKSTRA EARNS SUMMIT LEAGUE HONORS – The Summit League named South Dakota State senior forward Jordan Dykstra its player of the week on Monday, the first Jackrabbit to win the award this season. 

Dykstra received his first career Player of the Week accolade after earning MVP honors at the Progressive Legends Classic, Brookings Subregional. In victories against Howard and Lehigh, Dykstra posted double-doubles including a career-high 32 points and season-high 13 rebounds against Lehigh.

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, but already moved up to 15th all-time with 1,304 points in his career.

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 Wednesday’s game with 157, good for eighth all-time at SDSU, and three shy of moving into sole possession of seventh all-time.

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 tonight’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 228 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 .454 percent, Chad White ranks fifth with a .416 mark from deep, while Brayden Carlson enters the game tied for eighth with a .397 career mark from long range.

TONIGHT’S OPPONENT

DAKOTA STATE TROJANS (4-5, 0-3 AWAY) – The Trojans come to Brookings in the midst of what might be one of the toughest schedules in program history, with a total of six games against ranked teams already in the books, including four games against NAIA Division II ranked teams, one from NAIA Division I and one from the NCAA Division II ranks.

Additionally, the Trojans squared off against a trio of NCAA Division II teams from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference in exhibition games, which includes a 93-90 loss to Northern State.

THE SERIES vs. DAKOTA STATE – The Jackrabbits lead the all-time series 20-4. SDSU lost its first two know games to Dakota State, then known as Madison Normal, during the 1904 season and then lost the other two games in the series during the 1930s. The Jacks won the last meeting 83-52 on Dec. 6, 2012 at Frost Arena.

THE LAST MEETING: Frost Arena, Dec. 6, 2012 - South Dakota State got 21 points and a career-high 12 rebounds from Jordan Dykstra and a career-high 17 points from Tony Fiegen in a dominating 83-52 win over Dakota State at Frost Arena.

The Jackrabbits also got 10 points from both Brayden Carlson and Chad White in the win.

SDSU shot a season-high 60.7 percent from the floor, connecting on 34 of its 56 shots in the game, including a 7-for-16 effort from beyond the 3-point arc (43.8 percent).

The visiting Trojans shot 38.3 percent from the floor on 18-of-47 shooting, with a 5-for-14 mark from long range (35.7 percent).

Luke Lamb led Dakota State with 14 points; Yusuf Vinson added 11 and Terrell Newton nine points in the loss, which finishes the game with a 7-1 record. 

NEXT UP FOR THE JACKRABBITS – SDSU heads to Minnesota on Dec. 10 for a game against the Golden Gophers at Williams Arena at 7 p.m., and then returns home to host Belmont on Dec. 14 at Frost Arena at 4 p.m.

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