SDSU Gets Basketball Doubleheader Sweep at Frost Arena

SDSU Gets Basketball Doubleheader Sweep at Frost Arena


South Dakota State junior Macy Miller picked up where she left off last year, scoring a game-high 21 points as the Jackrabbits recorded a 92-48 nonconference win over NJIT Friday night in their season opener in front of 2,169 fans at Frost Arena.

Miller moved into 29th in career scoring at State with 1,135 points. Senior Chynna Stevens recorded her first collegiate double-double with 15 points and career- and game-high 14 rebounds. In her first collegiate start, freshman Myah Selland tallied 12 points, eight rebounds and a game-best nine assists.

Junior Madison Guebert sank four 3-pointers for 12 points and senior Ellie Thompson chipped in 10 points and eight rebounds. The forward was one point shy of 1,000-career points. Off the bench, sophomore Tagyn Larson grabbed 11 boards

Amarri Trueheart led NJIT with 12 points and five rebounds.

Turning Point
After finishing the first half leading 34-27, the Jackrabbits opened the third quarter on a 12-0 run with Guebert sinking a pair of 3-pointers and Selland scoring nine. SDSU went on to outscore the Highlanders, 31-4 in the quarter.

Stat of the game
South Dakota State outrebounded NJIT, 64-36, including 26-14 on the offensive glass. The 64 caroms were the most since the Jackrabbits grabbed 65 at Concordia March 13, 2004. Additionally, the 64 boards are the most rebounds in a game in Frost Arena.


  • Tonight’s win is the fifth consecutive season-opening victory for SDSU. It’s the 45th overall and 43rd home season-opening win since moving to Division I. Head coach Aaron Johnston is now 11-1 in Division I season openers.
  • Aaron Johnston is now 15 wins shy of becoming The Summit League’s leader in overall victories with 262.
  • With 21 points tonight, Macy Miller moved past Lori Fish (1986-89) for 29th on the all-time scoring list. She now needs 19 points to move into 28th. The guard has 1,135 career points.
  • Madison Guebert is now 144 points short of 1,000 career points. The guard enters Sunday’s game with 856 points.
  • Guebert also took over sixth on the all-time career 3-pointers list with 185. She also moved into the top 10 in 3-point attempts (436).
  • Myah Selland’s nine assists were the most since Gabby Boever’s nine assists vs. Oakland Feb. 9, 2013.
  • South Dakota State is now just nine wins short of 950 victories in school history.

Up Next
South Dakota State makes its first road trip of the season, traveling to Washington, D.C., to play George Washington Sunday at 1 p.m.

Three Jackrabbits scored in double figures as South Dakota State men’s basketball opened the 2017-18 regular season with a 65-54 hard fought win Friday at Frost Arena.

SDSU (1-0) drilled 14 3-pointers on the night, using the long ball to carry an offense that hit just 29.8 percent overall from the field in front of a crowd of 2,669.

SDSU had 12 assists and only eight turnovers on the offensive end while instigating chaos on the defensive end, forcing 18 Anteater turnovers that led to 18 points for SDSU.

David Jenkins Jr. paced the team with 16 points in his first collegiate game, hitting a team-high four 3-pointers.

Reed Tellinghuisen and Mike Daum dropped 12 points each, as Tellinghuisen matched Skyler Flatten with a team-leading eight rebounds.

Tevin King added nine points on the night with six boards.

Down two early, a 3-pointer from King sparked the Jacks on a nine-point rally to lead 12-5 at the 14-minute mark, but the advantage diminished quickly in a back-and-forth first half that saw five lead changes in the opening 20 minutes.

Even at the break, 31-all, King hit another 3-pointer just 26 seconds into the final period to put State in control the rest of the night, though UCI stayed within single-digits until the final two minutes of action.

After a 7-0 run put SDSU ahead 48-39 with 12:17 to play, UCI crawled back within two (49-47) over the next five minutes, but the Jackrabbits regained momentum with a Jenkins Jr. 3-pointer and put the Anteaters away down the stretch. The Jacks outscored UCI 16-7 in the final 6:40 to secure the win.

Game Notes

  • SDSU is 73-39 all-time in season openers with a 6-8 mark at the Division I level. In home openers, the Jacks are 92-18.
  • The Jacks are now 1-2 all-time against UC Irvine, picking up a win after dropping both contests to the Anteaters a year ago.
  • 35 3-point attempts is third most in State’s Division I history for a single game
  • Mike Daum rose to No. 11 all-time in career scoring at SDSU. He now has 1,408 career points after passing Jermaine Showers (1992-96, 1,399 points).
  • Reed Tellinghuisen is now 40th in career points as a Jackrabbit with 1,029, passing Jeff Booher (1988-92, 1,018 points) and Merlyn Smith (1955-59, 1,028 points) in tonight’s game.
  • South Dakota State is now 16 wins away from reaching 1,500 program wins.

Up Next
South Dakota State continues its season-opening homestand Sunday against the University of Mary. Tipoff from Frost Arena is 2 p.m.

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