Daum breaks South Dakota State’s career scoring record
ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Mike Daum had 41 points, 10 rebounds and four assists, and set South Dakota State’s career scoring record as the Jackrabbits beat UTSA 99-79 on Tuesday in the second round of the Gulf Coast Showcase.
The two-time Summit League player of the year entered with 2,347 career points, needing 16 to tie Nate Wolters’ mark of 2,363. Daum hit two first-half free throws to tie Wolters and sank a fade-away jumper from the free-throw line to set the mark. He also moved into third on the Summit League’s scoring chart, trailing leader Caleb Green of Oral Roberts (2003-07) with 2,504 points.
Daum was 14 of 25 from the floor, including 5 of 12 from 3-point range, and made all eight of his free throws. It was his third career 40-point game.
“We’re really happy for Mike,” SDSU coach T.J. Otzelberger said. “Especially with him being a fifth-year senior and taking a great amount of pride in being a Jackrabbit. He’s got a lot of respect for Wolters, a guy he looks up to. This says a lot about Mike with his accomplishments, but really you can’t say enough positive things about who he is and the type of character he has.”
Daum needed just 110 games to break the record. He also moved into the top 100 on the NCAA’s scoring chart.
Keaton Wallace scored 21 points for UTSA (0-5). Nick Allen added 12 points, Atem Bior 11 and Jhivvan Jackson 10.