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JAMESTOWN, N.D. - A.I.I.'s No. 3 seed Dakota State roared back in the second-half, outscoring No. 5 seed and host-team Jamestown (N.D.) 45-25 to earn a 78-76 thrilling victory in the rematch of last year's A.I.I. Championship game (where DSU won last year by the score of 82-73 in Madison, S.D.).  The Trojans captured back-to-back conference tournament championships for the first time in school history.

 

Jamestown shot a blistering 60.6 percent from the field in the first-half (20-for-33).  JC drained 10 3-pointers in the first-half as they raced to a 51-33 halftime advantage.  The Trojans struggled by shooting 37 percent from the field (10-for-27) and 6-for-13 from the 3-point line. 

 

JC's half-court shot at the end of the game's buzzer fell short as Dakota State completed a huge comeback.  It was the third straight game in the A.I.I. conference tournament that Dakota State had trailed at halftime and used a strong second-half to secure the win.

 

DSU shot 51.4 percent in the second-half (18-for-35), including 7-for-13 showing from the 3-point line (53.8 percent).  JC was held to 39.1 percent (9-for-23) and 4-for-9 from the 3-point arc.

 

Yusuf Vinson had 19 points for the Trojans.  He grabbed eight rebounds.  Luke Lamb recorded a double-double of 15 points and earned 10 rebounds.  Tyrone Gordon, Jr. added 15 points and dished out four assists.  John Lamb scored 17 points on his 6-for-13 from the field and 5-for-11 from the 3-point line.

 

Mark Hoge poured in 36 points for the Jimmies.  He was 12-for-19 from the field and 9-for-11 from the 3-point line.  Breshioin Tucker added 15 points and produced eight assists.  Davon Thomas had 10 points.  Benny Collins earned 11 rebounds.

 

Dakota State shot 45.2 percent from the field (28-for-62) compared to the Jimmies' 51.8 percent (29-for-56).

 

JC went 14-for-24 from the 3-point arc (58.3 percent), while DSU was 13-for-26 from the 3-point line (50 percent).

 

The Trojans outrebounded JC 38-31.

 

Dakota State exteneded their school record wins with 22 (currently 22-9).  Jamestown is 15-18 overall record.

 

Both teams advanced to the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Tournament in Point Lookout, Mo. on March 6-12.  The pairings will be announced on Wednesday evening at 7:15 p.m.

 

-Courtesy DSU Athletics

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