S Dakota St downs Drake 87-74 behind Daum’s 35 points
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Mike Daum grabbed 14 rebounds and scored 35 points on 14-of-24 shooting, and South Dakota State beat Drake 87-74 on Tuesday night.
It’s the fifth time Daum has scored 30 points this season and the second time in as many games. The 6-9 forward is the nation’s highest-scoring junior. His career high is 51 points and 10 3-pointers.
Drake twice closed to within nine points after Nick McGlynn opened the second half with a jumper and layup, but Daum hit a layup and a 3 amid an 8-0 run and the Jackrabbits pulled ahead. David Jenkins Jr.’s two free throws with 6:41 left put SDSU up by 20 and the Bulldogs got no closer than 13 the rest of the way.
Reed Tellinghuisen scored 13 points, Jenkins had 12 with four assists, and Lane Severyn added 10 points for the Jackrabbits (10-5), who outrebounded the Bulldogs 42-24 and scored 14 second-chance points off of 12 offensive boards.
Tevin King’s jumper put the Jackrabbits up for good, 4-2, and SDSU led 43-32 at halftime.
De’Ante McMurray scored 13 points, C.J. Rivers had 12 and Reed Timmer 11 for Drake (5-7).