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Men's Basketball - Wed, Dec. 7, 2016

December 7, 2016

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THIS WEEK

· The Dakota State (S.D.) University Trojan men's basketball team (3-8 overall record, 0-2 NSAA) looks to halt their five-game losing skid with a pair of North Star Athletic Association conference games in North Dakota.

· The Trojans return back to North Dakota Friday evening for a North Star contest at Valley City State (N.D.) (9-4 overall record, 2-0 NSAA).  Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse (101 College Street SW) in Valley City, N.D.

· Dakota State concludes their eight-game stretch away from the DSU Fieldhouse next Wednesday (Dec. 14), visiting Dickinson State (N.D.) (7-4, 2-0 NSAA).  The game is set for 8:30 p.m. (Central Time)/7:30 p.m. (Mountain Time) at Scott Gymnasium (291 Campus Drive) in Dickinson, N.D.

LIVE COVERAGE & LINKS INFORMATION

· Valley City State (N.D.) will have a live video webcast of the basketball game on Friday evening.  View the live video webcast on http://www.portal.stretchinternet.com/vcsu.

· VCSU will also provide the live stats/play-by-play of the basketball game on Friday evening.  Follow live stats via through DakStats-NAIA statistical website.

· Next Wednesday (Dec. 14), Dickinson State (N.D.) will have their live video webcast available along with live stats/play-by-play for the basketball game with the Trojans.  Follow the game live via online on https://portal.stretchinternet.com/dsubluehawks/.

· Follow DSU Athletics' Twitter for live scores, updates and recaps.  Go to www.twitter.com/GoDaSUAthletics

· All live coverage links will be available on the DSU Athletics home page on www.dsuathletics.com.

TROJANS DROP NSAA OPENER AT SAINTS

· Dakota State (S.D.) shot 49.1 percent overall from the field on Dec. 2 in the North Star Athletic Association conference opener at Presentation (S.D.), but fell short by the score of 78-69 at Strode Center in Aberdeen.

· PC led 36-30 at halftime, but DSU answered with a 13-5 second-half opening run to regain their lead at 43-41.

· The Saints closed the game with a 13-6 to secure the victory.

· DSU's Kyle Kilgore shot 10-of-15 from the field for 20 points.  Kevin Daniels scored 16 points off the bench.  Justin Folkers had 10 points. 

· Folkers and Ian Barse each earned six rebounds for the Trojans.

· Dakota State was 28-of-57 from the field compared to Presentation 26-of-54.  The Trojans outscored the Saints 32-20 inside the paint and 26-4 in bench points.

DSU FALLS AT UJ IN DOUBLE OVERTIME

· Trailing as many as 10 points on Dec. 4, Dakota State (S.D.) rallied back to knot the game at 69-all and forced overtime in the North Star contest with Jamestown (N.D.) at the Civic Center.

· Both teams struggled in the first overtime where DSU was 1-of-7 from the field, while UJ was 1-of-10 field goals.  Each team only scored three points and was forced to play another extra five-minute period.

· Tied at 74-74 in double overtime, the Jimmies exploded for a 12-3 scoring outburst to take an 86-77 lead with less than 40 minutes to play and secured a 90-81 thriller over DSU.

· Kevin Daniels scored a season-high 32 points off the bench for the Trojans.  He was 10-of-18 from the field, including 5-of-10 3-pointers.  He was 7-of-8 from the free-throw line.

· DSU's Kyle Kilgore registered a double-double of 22 points (season-high) and pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds.  Justin Folkers tallied 13 points.

· Tanner Heiser had 7 points, earned 6 boards and contributed 5 assists for Dakota State.  Brendon Boomsma had 5 points and 5 assists.

DSU MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM RETURNS HOME NEXT WEEKEND

· Dakota State (S.D.) returns home at DSU Fieldhouse next weekend for a pair of North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) games.

· Next weekend will be DSU's first home games since Nov. 9 when they hosted No. 21-ranked Midland (Neb.).

· After the DSU's last home game on Nov. 9, the Trojans are currently on an eight-game stretch away from the DSU Fieldhouse.  DSU is slated to play their seventh and eighth game away from Madison, S.D. on Friday and next Wednesday.

· Dakota State hosts Waldorf (Iowa) at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 16 (Friday) and Viterbo (Wis.) at 5 p.m. on Dec. 17.

· The Trojans conclude their 2016 portion of the schedule with a pair of games in the Mike Miller Classic.  DSU faces No. 15-ranked York (Neb.) on Dec. 29 and Southeastern (Fla.) on Dec. 30.

· DSU rings in the new year of 2017 at home on Jan. 2, welcoming their long-time rival Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.).  Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at DSU Fieldhouse.

DANIELS & KILGORE SET SEASON-HIGHS

· DSU's Kevin Daniels and Kyle Kilgore set season-highs, despite falling short in a 90-81 double overtime loss at Jamestown (N.D.) on Dec. 4.

· Daniels scored a season-high 32 points on his 10-of-18 field goal shooting, 5-of-10 3-pointers and made 7-of-8 free-throws for the Trojans.

· Kilgore posted a double-double of a season-high 22 points and pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds for Dakota State (S.D.).

TROJANS TEAM LEADERS

· Points:  Kyle Kilgore—117 points (16.7 points per game)

· Field Goal Percentage:  Kyle Kilgore—63.5 percent (54-of-85 field goals)

· 3-point Field Goal Percentage:  Marquis Chatman—44.8 percent (13-of-29 3-point field goals)

· Free-throw percentage:  Bobby Farquah—81.8 percent (9-of-11 free-throws)

· Rebounds:  Kyle Kilgore—54 rebounds (7.7 rebounds per game)

· Assists:  Tanner Heiser—40 assists—(3.6 assists per game)

· Steals:  Tanner Heiser—19 steals (1.7 steals per game)

· Blocked shots:  Bobby Farquah—6 blocks (0.5 blocked shots per game)

DSU IN THE RANKS

· According to the DakStats-NAIA statistical website as of Wednesday, Dakota State (S.D.) ranks 13th in the nation in assist/turnover ratio of 1.3.

· The Trojans also are 38th in total assists with 168 and 42nd in assists per game (15.3).  DSU stole the ball 74 times, which is 46th most in the NAIA.

· Tanner Heiser ranks 44th in the nation with 29 3-pointers made.  He is also 44th in total steals with 19 steals. 

FOLLOW THE TROJANS

· Twitter:  @GoDaSUAthletics

· DSU Men's Basketball Twitter:  @dsu_men

· Facebook:  DSUTrojanAthletics

· Instagram:  dsu_athletics

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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