Red Hot Jackrabbits Battle Fort Wayne on the Road
Nobody's hotter in the Summit League right now than the South Dakota State men's basketball team. The Jackrabbits haven't lost a game in a month, and take an eight-game winning streak into on the road this week.
Wins seven and eight came at home last week, first with a 86-64 win over Omaha, where Deondre Parks poured in 26 points and Jake Bittle went a prefect 7-of-7 from the field. SDSU won the game handily despite giving up 18 offensive rebounds, committing 17 turnovers, and allowing 15 second chance points.
Jacks head coach Scott Nagy on the win:
The SDSU defense was on display against Denver last weekend with a 69-39 win over the Pioneers, avenging a seven-point loss in Colorado last month. It was the first time since 1997 the Jacks held an opponent to under 40 points. The Pioneers had just four field goals in the second half, and were shutout for the final seven minutes of the game.
Coach Nagy on the dominating win:
SDSU heads on the road this week, playing at Fort Wayne Thursday night, after beating Mastodons 82-53 in Brookings last month. In that game, the Jackrabbits forced 24 turnovers, outscored IPFW by 20 in the paint and limited center Steve Forbes to just nine points in nine minutes.
Coach Nagy on the rematch with the Mastodons:
Tipoff is 6:00 PM Thursday in Fort Wayne.