SDSU Men and Women’s Basketball Split Thursday Night Games


TUCSON, Ariz. — South Dakota State men’s basketball went toe-to-toe with No. 14 Arizona Thursday night at the McKale Center, but ultimately fell 71-64 to the Wildcats. The Jackrabbits (4-3) led for over 20 minutes of game action and shot 46.8 percent as a team, but Arizona outscored SDSU by 10 in the second half to defend home court. Douglas Wilson led the offensive attack with 15 points, hitting 5-of-7 from the field with another 5-of-7 effort at the charity stripe. Brandon Key added 13 points from the point, dishing a game-high six assists over 36 minutes. Matt Dentlinger matched Wilson with a 5-of-7 effort on field goals to finish with 11 points for the third Jackrabbit double figure scorer. South Dakota State returns to Brookings Sunday to host Mississippi Valley State.


BROOKINGS, S.D. – The South Dakota State University women’s basketball team topped Montana State, 60-50, on Thursday night at Frost Arena. The Jackrabbits improved to 2-2, as the Bobcats picked up its first loss of the season, falling to 3-1. A pair of Jacks scored in double figures led by Paiton Burckhard with 15 points, closely followed by Tagyn Larson with an early season-high off 14 points. Tylee Irwin led the rebounding efforts as she grabbed seven boards. Myah Selland held a team-best three assists, while adding six rebounds. South Dakota State remains home as it hosts Wyoming on Saturday