Summit League Men’s Preview: Jackrabbits at IUPUI, Coyotes at North Dakota State
It's a pair of Saturday afternoon road games for South Dakota's two Summit League men's basketball teams.
South Dakota State will be taking to the floor for the first time since their eight game win streak was snapped Thursday night, 84-74 at Fort Wayne. In that game, the Mastodons shot 50% and scored 30 points in the paint, 23 from center Steve Forbes, to knock the Jackrabbits out of first place.
SDSU heads to IUPUI next, looking for a repeat of their 68-53 win over the Jaguars in Brookings last month. Jacks head coach Scott Nagy knows this game will be a tough one for his team:
Tipoff is noon in Indianapolis Saturday.
South Dakota snapped a streak of its own Thursday, a three-game skid, with a 75-61 win over Western Illinois in Vermillion. The Coyotes completed the season sweep of the Leathernecks with 53 combined points from Tre Burnette (19), Brandon Bos (18), and Tyler Larson (16). USD blew the game open with a 14-0 run to start the second half.
Saturday, the Coyotes will try to complete a season sweep of first place North Dakota State, after beating the Bison 71-67 at the DakotaDome last month. In that game, USD limited NDSU to just 38% first half shooting. As for Satruday's rematch, Coyotes head coach Craig Smith, a former Bison assistant, knows how tough it is to win in Fargo:
Tipoff is 2:00 PM in Fargo Saturday.