Marshall Honored as Streaking Jackrabbits Look for Third Straight Win
After stumbling out of the gate with back-to-back road losses to start the Summit League schedule, the South Dakota State men's basketball team has turned things around, and one of their new faces is leading the charge.
Point guard George Marshall is the conference Player of the Week after guiding the Jackrabbits to wins over Western Illinois and Omaha.
The junior transfer from the University of Wisconsin, led all scorers with 17 points in the victory over the Leathernecks, shooting four-of-seven from the floor.
He followed up that performance with a career-high 25 points, including five 3-pointers, three days later in Omaha.
For the week, Marshall shot 56 percent from the floor and 60 percent from 3-point range.
SDSU head coach Scott Nagy says it was only a matter of time before Marshall came around, considering how much time he missed during the transfer process:
In the Wednesday win over Western Illinois, the Jackrabbits sputtered early, but used a stingy defense to key their offense in a 75-44 win.
Coach Nagy on the win:
Saturday afternoon, the Jacks attempted to slow down the most explosive attack in the Summit League, Omaha, whose run and gun style makes it difficult for defenses.
Early on the Mavericks had success pushing it against the Jacks, but SDSU made the defensive changes necessary to win 87-68.
Coach Nagy on making adjustments against UNO:
Week three of the Summit League schedule begins at home for South Dakota State, as the Jackrabbits welcome IUPUI to Frost Arena Wednesday night.
The Jaguars have struggled offensively in three Summit League games, with only one player, Marcellus Barksdale, in the Top 25 in the conference in scoring.
But Coach Nagy says IUPUI will make it difficult for his team to score inside:
Tipoff is 7:00pm in Brookings Wednesday night.