November 16, 2013
Photos credit by Donald Weidler
MADISON, S.D. – Fourteen different Dakota State University men's basketball (No. 18 in the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Coaches' Preseason national poll) players scored at least a point and an assist Saturday evening in DSU's 90-48 dominant victory over Trinity Bible (N.D.) at DSU Fieldhouse. It was the 15th home victory in the last 17 home games for the Trojans.
Dakota State, which completed the month of November with a 2-0 home record (3-0 overall home record this season), improved their overall record to 4-2. Trinity Bible stayed at 0-2 overall record as their game was counted as an exhibition game.
Four different DSU players (Dylan Hale, Cameron Krump, Adam Hofer and Marcus Smith) scored the first 12 points of the game as the Trojans raced to a 12-0 lead with sixteen minutes and 24 seconds left.
The Lions went on a 13-3 scoring tear in the next four minutes to cut Trojans' lead to 15-13.
DSU answered back by outscoring TBC with a 10-1 run to regain their double-digit lead at 25-14 with less than 10 minutes remaining before halftime.
The Trojans maintained their double-digit lead for the rest of the first-half as they held a 47-27 halftime lead.
Dakota State was 16-for-37 from the field (43.2 percent) in the first twenty minutes of the game compared to the Lions' 28.1 percent (9-for-32). The Trojans were 12-for-18 from the free-throw line (66.7 percent), while TBC made five free-throws in eight attempts (62.5 percent).
DSU expanded to the largest lead of the game at 87-42 with 5:02 left in the game.
The Trojans outscored Trinity Bible 43-21 in the second-half.
Dakota State was 16-for-36 from the field (44.4 percent) in the final twenty minutes of the game. Trinity Bible was 10-for-33 from the field (30.3 percent).
DSU scored 90 points on back-to-back nights (the Trojans dropped a 93-90 exhibition contest to NCAA Division II Northern State on Nov. 15).
Seth Cavanaugh scored 18 points off the bench for Dakota State. He was 7-for-16 from the field and drained four 3-pointers. Hofer added 17 points on his 6-for-10 shooting from the field and 2-for-4 from the 3-point line. Yusuf Vinson had a double-double of 10 points and earned 12 rebounds.
Smith, Hofer and Kevin Danielsen each dished out four assists for DSU. Cavanaugh added three assists.
DSU's Cavanaugh pulled down eight rebounds. Smith added seven rebounds. Danielsen and McCutcheon each had six rebounds.
Krump, Smith and Zirbel each recorded a blocked shot in the game for Dakota State.
McCutcheon stole the ball three times for the Trojans. Hale, Cavanaugh, Danielsen and Zirbel each added two steals.
Friscoe Erdahl tallied 16 points for the Lions. He was 6-for-12 from the field and 3-for-6 from the 3-point line. Joshua Bialik added 12 points. AJ Anthony had nine points and produced four assists.
Bialik earned nine rebounds for Trinity Bible. Nick Lentz added eight rebounds.
Anthony had four steals in the game for TBC. Erdahl, Lentz, Bialik, Jon Kimball and Branden Phillips each had a blocked shot.
Dakota State shot 43.8 percent overall from the field, making 32 field goals in 73 attempts. The Trojans drained nine 3-pointers in 32 attempts (28.1 percent). DSU went to the free-throw line 34 times and made 17 free-throws (50 percent).
Trinity Bible was 29.2 percent from the field in the game, converting 19 field goals in 65 attempts. The Lions made five 3 pointers in 20 tries (25 percent). TBC was 5-for-9 from the free-throw line.
DSU grabbed a season-high 58 rebounds in the game compared to the Lions 39 rebounds.
The Trojans recorded 22 assists, while TBC had 11 assists.
DSU's bench outscored the Lions 42-7.
Dakota State heads on the road on Wednesday evening. The Trojans visit No. 15 Northwestern (Iowa) of the Great Plains Athletic Conference in the battle of NAIA's 'Top 25' teams. DSU won the first meeting at DSU Fieldhouse on Nov. 6 by the score of 78-72. The second meeting this season between DSU and NWIA will tip-off at 7:30 p.m. at Bultman Center in Orange City, Iowa.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director