Summit leader South Dakota St. beats Western Illinois, 71-61
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Douglas Wilson had 18 points as Summit League-leading South Dakota State got past Western Illinois 71-61 on Saturday night.
South Dakota State (17-8, 8-2) dominated the first half and led 42-24 at halftime. The Leathernecks‘ 24 points in the first half were a season low.
The Jackrabbits improve to 2-0 against the Leathernecks for the season. South Dakota State defeated Western Illinois 91-56 on Jan. 4.
South Dakota State faces Nebraska Omaha at home next Saturday. Western Illinois matches up against Purdue Fort Wayne on the road on Wednesday.