December 10, 2013
ELLENDALE, N.D. – The Dakota State University men's basketball team snapped their losing skid Tuesday evening by scoring their season-high in points with 115-70 rout over Trinity Bible (N.D.) at Ray Ulmer Fieldhouse. Six different Trojan players scored in double digits in victory.
Dakota State ended their four-game regular season losing streak and raised their overall record to 5-6. Trinity Bible dropped to 2-6 overall record after the loss.
The Trojans stormed to a 59-37 halftime lead after shooting a blitzing 65.7 percent from the field. DSU was 23-35 from the field and 5-for-11 from the 3-poin line. The Trojans made eight free-throws in 10 attempts.
TBC was limited to 35 percent from the field (14-for-40) in the first twenty minutes of the game. The Lions were 4-for-14 from the 3-point arc and 5-for-12 from the free-throw line.
Trinity Bible would trim DSU's lead to 65-55 with less than 15 minutes remaining in the game.
The Trojans closed the game by outscoring the Lions 50-15 to seal their first road victory of the season.
Dakota State outscored TBC 56-33 in the final twenty minutes of the game.
DSU was 19-for-33 from the field (57.6 percent) in the second-half. The Trojans drained four 3-pointers in seven attempts and converted 14 free-throws in 20 attempts.
Trinity Bible was held to 30 percent shooting in second-half (12-for-40). The Lions were 5-for-17 beyond the 3-point line and made four free-throws in five attempts.
Yusuf Vinson recorded a double-double of 29 points and grabbed 17 rebounds – both season-highs – for the Trojans. He shot 10-for-15 from the field, including 4-for-5 from the 3-point arc and made five free-throws in six attempts. Cameron Krump added a season-high 21 points on his 9-for-13 shooting from the field and made three free-throws.
Krump earned eight rebounds for Dakota State.
Carmon Robinson dished out a season-high 12 assists for the Trojans. He had three steals. Hofer added three assists. Hale, Smith and Kevin Danielsen each had two assists.
Sansavour recorded two blocked shots in the game. Taylor Zirbel had a blocked shot.
Ben Bighorn scored 25 points off the bench for the Lions. AJ Anthony added 16 points and dished out nine assists.
Joshua Bialik pulled down five rebounds for TBC.
The Trojans shot a season-best 61.8 overall percent from the field, making 42 field goals in 68 attempts. Trinity Bible was 32.5 percent from the field (26-for-80).
DSU was 9-for-18 from the 3-point line (50 percent) compared to the Lions' 9-for-30 (29 percent).
The Trojans converted 22 free-throws in 30 attempts (73.3 percent). TBC was 9-for-17 from the free-throw line (52.9 percent).
DSU outscored the Lions 38-12 inside the paint.
Dakota State returns home Thursday night to kick-off their two-game home stand at DSU Fieldhouse. The Trojans host Martin Luther (Minn.) in a non-conference game. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. in Madison, S.D.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director