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Men's Basketball - Tue, Jan. 24, 2017

January 24, 2017



· The Dakota State University men's basketball team (11-11 overall record) steps away from the North Star Athletic Association conference play this week.

· The Trojans play their final two non-conference games on the road.

· DSU visits Grace (Neb.) (11-10 overall record) Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.  The game will be held at Jim Classen Gymnasium (810 Pine Street) in Omaha, Neb.

· Dakota State continues their four-game road trip Sunday afternoon, traveling to Cimpl Arena to take on in-state rival Mount Marty (S.D.) (4-16 overall record).  Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. (1105 W 8th Street) in Yankton, S.D.


· Grace (Neb.) will be providing their live video streaming of the men's basketball game between Dakota State (S.D.) and GU Wednesday evening.  Go to to view the live video.

· Mount Marty (S.D.) will have their live coverage of the men's basketball game with DSU on Sunday afternoon.  Go to and follow the game.

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· All live coverage links will be available on the DSU Athletics home page on


· Dakota State (S.D.) won their third straight home game after a pair of victories last weekend at DSU Fieldhouse.

· DSU also recorded its sixth win in the last seven games to raise their overall record to 11-11 and 5-5 record in the North Star.

· The Trojans were 2-1 record against NAIA's Top 25 team during the winning stretch, defeating then-No. 15 York (Neb.) on Dec. 30 and then-No. 12 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) on Jan. 2.


· After a see-saw battle in the first-half between Jamestown (N.D.) and Dakota State (S.D.) on Jan 20 at DSU Fieldhouse, the Trojans built up the largest lead in the second-half and held off the Jimmies 79-73.

· It was the third straight home victory over UJ in the series meeting at DSU Fieldhouse.

· DSU held a 40-35 halftime advantage after hitting 50 percent from the field (16-of-32) in the first-half.  The Jimmies shot 47.1 percent from the field (16-of-34).

· Kyle Kilgore scored a season-high 29 points for the Trojans.  He was 11-of-16 from the field and 7-of-8 from the free-throw line.  He also had nine rebounds in the game.

· Kevin Daniels added 16 points off the bench.  Tanner Heiser had 12 points and 6 assists.  Hesier and Justin Folkers each had six rebounds.

· DSU shot a sizzling 53.3 percent overall from the field (32-of-60) compared to UJ 48.4 percent (30-of-62).


· A total of 21 lead changes and 9 ties were featured between Presentation (S.D.) and Dakota State (S.D.) on Jan. 21 at DSU Fieldhouse.

· The Trojans erased a 10-point second-half deficit, trailing 74-64 with 5:45 remaining

· DSU mounted a furious comeback in the final 25 seconds of the game.  Ian Barse made one-of-two free-throws before Justin Folkers rebounded the ball for a tip-in to cut PC's lead to 82-79 with 22 seconds to go.

· After PC missed the front side of the bonus free-throw, Kyle Kilgore rebounded the ball for DSU and gave the ball to Tanner Heiser.  Heiser drained a 3-pointer to knot the game with 11.6 seconds to go and forced overtime.

· Tied at 97-97 in overtime, Heiser hit a jump shot from the free-throw line with :00.8 seconds remaining to secure DSU a victory.

· A total of 3 ties and 5 lead changes were recorded in overtime.  Dakota State was 7-of-9 from the field while Presentation was 4-of-6 field goals.


· Five Dakota State (S.D.) players scored in double figures during 99-97 overtime thriller over Presentation (S.D.) on Jan. 21.

· Kyle Kilgore led the Trojans with 24 points from his 9-of-11 field goal shooting and 6-of-7 free-throws. 

· Tanner Heiser added 19 points where he was 6-of-12 field goals and 6-of-7 free-throws for DSU.  Kevin Daniels scored 17 points off the bench.  Ian Barse tallied 15 points.  Justin Folkers scored 12 points.

· Kilgore and Bobby Farquah each grabbed six rebounds for Dakota State.  Kilgore, Brendon Boomsma, Barse and Daniels each had two assists.  Heiser stole the ball four times.


· Dakota State's (S.D.) Kyle Kilgore was tabbed as North Star Men's basketball Player-of-the-Week No. 11 edition on Jan. 23.

· He scored over 20 points for the last three games, where he scored a season-high 29 points in 79-73 victory over Jamestown (N.D.).  He followed that with 24 points in 99-97 overtime thriller over Presentation (S.D.).

· For the week, Kilgore averaged 26.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game for the Trojans.  He shot a blazing 20-of-27 field goals (74.1 percent) and made 13-of-15 free-throws (86.7 percent).

· Kilgore had scored in double figures 17 times this season for DSU. 

· During his career at Dakota State, Kilgore accumulated 860 points in 51 games (16.9 points per game).  He also averaged 8.3 rebounds per game during his 2-year career at DSU.


· Points:  Kyle Kilgore—337 points (18.7 points per game)

· Field Goal Percentage:  Justin Folkers—60.7 percent (105-of-173 field goals)

· 3-point Field Goal Percentage:  Tanner Heiser—37.3 percent (53-of-142 3-point field goals)

· Free-throw percentage:  Kevin Daniels—82.0 percent (41-of-50 free-throws)

· Rebounds:  Kyle Kilgore—145 rebounds (8.1 rebounds per game)

· Assists:  Tanner Heiser—90 assists—(4.1 assists per game)

· Steals:  Tanner Heiser—35 steals (1.6 steals per game)

· Blocked shots:  Bobby Farquah—12 blocks (0.5 blocked shots per game)


· Kyle Kilgore totaled 422 rebounds during his career at DSU.  He is 59 rebounds away from join DSU Trojan Men's Basketball Top 10 in career rebounds.

· Tanner Heiser, who is with the DSU men's basketball team for two years, currently tied with Jason DeZeeuw for seventh-most career assists with 233 assists.

· Heiser is also seventh in the DSU record book for most 3-point field goals made with 116 3-pointers. 


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Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

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