KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Dakota State Rallies For A.I.I. Title



Bookmark and Share

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

< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

MVP and MIller join SFC and DV in A semifinals  story with video

The Miller Rustlers and Mount Vernon/Plankinton Titans will play in the final ...

Mustangs advance to Region semi's Friday

DULUTH, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State University ...

Flying Dutchmen remain focused for Friday's title game  story with video

The Flying Dutchmen of Edgerton/Ellsworth play in the 9-man title game ...

Warner rolls, Parker wins thriller at State B Volleyball  story with video  Nov. 20

Knights blanks Pierre, Huron rolls at AA volleyball  story with video  Nov. 20

Northern wins OT thriller iover SMSU  Nov. 19

USD women win big at Portland State  Nov. 19

Vikes roll to big win over Dakota State  story with video  Nov. 19

KDLT Sports Stories
     

3 Injured In Multi-Vehicle Ax. Near Lennox

Three people were taken to the hospital with serious ...

Cher Cancels Sioux Falls Show

Cher has cancelled the remaining shows on her Dressed To Kill tour, including the ...

Life With Laura: TRX Training  story with video

The Downtown Sioux Falls YMCA is undergoing a multi-million ...

Tribe Rounds Up And Kills Dogs After Girl's Death  Nov. 21

Garage Goes Up In Flames In NW Sioux Falls  Nov. 20

SF Homeowner: "I heard an explosion"  story with video  Nov. 20

Sioux Falls Home Damaged In Hit And Run  Nov. 20

Brookings County Authorities Search For Teen  Nov. 21

KDLT News Archive
     
Back To Top