Daum scores career-high 42 as S. Dakota St. beats Fort Wayne (Jan 21, 2017)
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) Mike Daum scored a career-high 42 points, made 10 baskets from 3-point range and collected 10 rebounds as South Dakota State defeated Fort Wayne 77-67 on Saturday.
The scoring output has placed the red-shirt sophomore in the SDSU 1,000-points club with 1,020, only the fourth player to get there in two seasons. On Saturday he made 14 of his team's 25 field goals. The Jackrabbits (9-13, 2-5 Summit League) got 18 points from A.J. Hess on six 3-pointers. Mike Orris dished 10 assists.
Daum hit a 3 with just under 10 minutes to play that put South Dakota State ahead 52-50 then hit two more in quick succession, boosting the lead to 58-50. He had missed three of his first four 3-point attempts after halftime.
Scott Bryson paced Fort Wayne (14-7, 3-4) with 21 points. The Mastodons led by as many as five points early in the second half but have now lost three in a row.