ICYMI: South Dakota State’s Basketball Team Put Up 90 Points…In a Half!
That is not a misprint. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits men's basketball team scored 90 points in a single half on Tuesday (December 11th).
If the Jackrabbits football team scores at the same rate their men's basketball team did, the North Dakota State Bison would be in for a long game on Friday night. Let's hope for the Bison's sake, that won't be the case.
The 90 point first half came against a very overmatched Savannah State en route to a 139-72 victory. The Jackrabbits would set school records for points in a game, in a half, and three-point field goals with 23 total. All 10 players for SDSU scored in the contest.
The Jackrabbits' box score looked like something you would see if you looked at one from the NBA's Golden State Warriors. Mike Daum led the way with 37 points and 17 rebounds, followed by Skyler Flatten with 29 points, and David Jenkins with 28. Between Flatten and Jenkins, the duo made 14 of the 23 3-pointers made by SDSU.
The 139 points put up by SDSU was the second most in an NCAA Division I game this season, second only to Citadel's 148 in a game.
While we don't normally report anything about SDSU, unless it's in a contest against the Bison, it's certainly worthy of noting when any collegiate team scores 90 in ONE HALF.
There's also a good chance that by the end of Friday night, no one will remember even hearing about it after NDSU pulls through with a football victory over the Jackrabbits in the FCS Playoffs Semifinals. Go Bison!