Summit League Men’s Tournament: South Dakota State Men Battle Fort Wayne in Semifinals
South Dakota State is 40 minutes away from a second straight trip to the Summit League Tournament Championship game. Tonight the Jackrabbits tangle with Fort Wayne for the right to move on to the title game.
SDSU last played in the quarterfinals Saturday, withstanding a challenge from a pesky IUPUI team, before putting the Jaguars away 66-49. Nate Wolters led the way with 20 points, Tony Fiegen and Jordan Dykstra each added 15.
The Mastodons are in the semis after a 91-72 win over Oakland yesterday. Frank Gaines led Fort Wayne with 23 points, Luis Jacobo added a double-double, 18 points and 12 rebounds.
The top-seeded Jacks swept the season series with the #5 Dons, winning by 26 and 6.
In the first game, SDSU broke open a tie game with a 43-17 finish, as Nate Wolters scored 16 of his 29 points in the second half.
Game two was one for the ages for Wolters, the top scoring performance in the NCAA this year, 53 points, 38 in the second half, as the Jacks rallied from 11 down to win.
Game time is 6:00 tonight at Sioux Falls Arena. The winner gets the Western Illinois - North Dakota State winner in tomorrow's championship.