Jenkins’ 31 points helps S. Dakota St. hold off Denver 81-77
DENVER (AP) David Jenkins Jr., tied a career-high with 31 points, Mike Daum had a double-double and South Dakota State beat Denver 83-75 on Thursday night.
Daum finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Jenkins also scored 31 points in a 112-103 double overtime loss to Colorado in Boulder on Dec. 15. The Jackrabbits (21-6, 9-1 Summit League) have won four straight and 12 of their last 13.
Jenkins’ 3-pointer made it 17-9 early and South Dakota State went to intermission up 45-31.
The Jackrabbits pushed the lead to 53-33 before Denver (10-14, 4-6) started whittling away. Jake Pemberton’s 3 made it 69-61 with 2:35 left, and Daniel Amigo made 1 of 2 foul shots to make it a four-point game with 14 seconds left but the Pioneers couldn’t get closer.
Reed Tellinghausen added 16 for South Dakota State.
Amigo, Jake Krafka and Ade Murkey each scored 14 points for Denver.