Daum leads South Dakota State past Fort Wayne 97-90
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) Mike Daum poured in 31 points and snagged 13 rebounds and Tevin King added a double-double of his own to lead South Dakota State to a 97-90 victory over Fort Wayne on Saturday night for its eighth straight win.
Daum, a junior, buried 8 of 12 shots from 3-point range on the way to his 18th double-double of the season and 29th of his career for the Jackrabbits (25-6, 13-1 Summit League). King finished with 11 points, 10 boards and five assists, while David Jenkins Jr. scored 16. Reed Tellinghuisen added 13 points and Skyler Flatten scored 11 as all five starters reached double figures for South Dakota State, which had already wrapped up the league title. The Jackrabbits will host the Summit League tourney and will open against No. 8 seed Western Illinois on March 3.
South Dakota State shot 51 percent from the field in the first half and led 45-38 at intermission. Fort Wayne hung tough in the second half and trailed 82-81 after two Konchar free throws with 4:41 remaining. But Daum hit two 3s and Tellinghuisen and Jenkins each hit one to put the game out of reach.