Saturday Night, February 27, College Basketball Summaries
UNDATED – Area college basketball summaries from Saturday Night, February 27:
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Douglas Wilson had 20 points as South Dakota State beat UMKC 89-77.
Baylor Scheierman, Luke Appel and Matt Dentlinger added 16 points apiece for South Dakota State (15-6, 11-4 Summit League), which shot 74% (25 of 34) from the field.
The Jackrabbits made 35 of 42 (83%) free throws. Wilson and Dentlinger combined for 16-of-22 shooting from the line.
Scheierman made all six of his free-throw attempts and Appel hit 6 of 7. Josiah Allick had 17 points for the Roos (11-12, 7-7). Marvin Nesbitt Jr. added 16 points. Franck Kamgain had 10 points.
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Stanley Umude had 26 points as South Dakota stretched its home winning streak to seven games, defeating North Dakota State 80-71. A.J. Plitzuweit added 20 points for the Coyotes. Rocky Kreuser led the Bison with 17 points and 13 rebounds.
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Paiton Burckhard scored a season-high 24 points, Tylee Irwin scored a critical basket with 20 seconds to go and No. 22 South Dakota State held on to defeat UMKC 72-66 on Saturday, wrapping up a perfect Summit League regular season for the first time.
The Jackrabbits, who led by as many as 17 late in the third quarter, went ice cold down the stretch.
The Roos had a 7-0 run to pull within 68-64. Irwin got the ball on the left wing, drove to the basket and finished in traffic from close range, ending a scoreless drought of 5 minutes, 10 seconds. Naomie Alnatas scored 19 points for UMKC