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Men's Basketball - Sat, Feb. 18, 2017

February 17, 2017

Photos credits by Nick Hauser and Donald Weidler

MADISON, S.D. – Nationally-ranked Bellevue (Neb.), the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Men's Basketball conference leader, mounted a furious comeback late in the second-half Friday evening at DSU Fieldhouse and forced overtime with Dakota State.  The Trojans outscored the Bruins 12-5 in overtime, earning an 84-77 thriller over the Bruins.

Dakota State improved their overall record to 15-14 – their third win over NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Top 25 nationally-ranked team this season.  The Trojans are still in a two-way tie for fifth-place in the conference standings with Valley City State (N.D.) at 8-7 conference record, where the Vikings defeated Presentation (S.D.) Friday.  Bellevue – ranked No. 21 in the latest national poll – fell to 19-9 overall record and 11-4 NSAA record.  The Bruins currently hold a one-game lead over Jamestown (N.D.) and Dickinson State (N.D.) in the conference standings (both UJ and DiSU tied at 10-5).

After the Bruins opened up by scoring the game's first five points, the Trojans answered back with a 12-2 outburst for a 12-7 lead with fourteen minutes and forty-one seconds on the clock.  DSU was 5-of-5 from the field during that scoring run.

Leading 19-17, Dakota State went on to score 11 straight points to widen their lead to 30-17 with eight minutes left on the clock in the first-half. 

With DSU leading at 38-28, the Bruins closed the first-half with a 6-1 scoring run to cut Trojans' lead to 39-34.  Dakota State shot 50 percent from the field (13-of-26) compared to Bellevue 39.3 percent (11-of-28 field goals).

Bellevue extended their scoring run into the early second-half, starting off with another 6-1 run to cut DSU's lead to 41-40 with 17:39 left.

At 43-41, Dakota State went to make three straight field goals – 3-pointer by Tanner Heiser, 3-pointer by Brendon Boomsma and a basket by Justin Folkers – to regain their double-digit lead at 51-41 with 15:26 on the clock.

A 3-pointer by Ian Barse gave DSU its largest lead of the game at 63-48 with 9:43 remaining in the game.

Trailing 71-63 with less than two minutes to go in the game, the Bruins mounted a furious comeback to tie the game.  BU outscored DSU 9-1 in the final 1:49 of the game to force overtime.

Jaffery Stillman hit a game-tying basket with less than 10 seconds to go for the Bruins, knotting the game at 72-72.

Kevin Daniels scored the first four points to kick-off the overtime period, giving the Trojans a 76-72 lead with 4:13 on the clock.

BU answered with a 5-0 spurt to earn their only lead in extra period.  A 3-pointer by Jerred Cook gave the Bruins a 77-76 lead with 2:17 to go.

Dakota State shut down Bellevue in the final 1:51 of the game by using an 8-0 run – with seven points coming from Kyle Kilgore.  He made a basket as the Trojans regained their lead at 78-77 and never looked back.

DSU was 5-of-7 from the field in overtime compared to BU 2-of-10 field goals.

Kilgore finished the game with a double-double of 28 points and earned 11 rebounds for the Trojans.  He was 12-of-17 from the field and 4-of-6 free-throws.  Heiser added 20 points (5-of-10 3-pointers).  Daniels scored 14 points off the bench.  Folkers tallied eight points. 

Folkers grabbed eight rebounds for DSU.  Heiser, Daniels and Bobby Farquah each had three rebounds.  Kilgore and Folkers each registered two blocked shots.

Heiser dished out six assists for Dakota State.  Daniels had three assists.  Kilgore, Heiser and Farquah each had a steal.

Stillman posted a double-double of 24 points and collected a game-high 19 rebounds for the Bruins.  BJ Shelton added 16 points.  Jalen Hall scored 12 points off the bench.

Hall had five rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks for BU.  Nick Hilton and Shelton each had three assists.

The Trojans shot a sizzling 52.5 percent overall from the field (31-of-59) and held the Bruins to 38.2 percent (26-of-68).  DSU was 8-of-22 from the 3-point line (36.4 percent), while BU was 5-of-19 3-pointers.

Bellevue made 20-of-29 free-throws (69 percent) compared to Dakota State 14-of-19 free-throws (73.7 percent).

BU outrebounded DSU 44-34 in the game.  The Bruins outscored the Trojans 16-4 in second-chance points.

Dakota State wraps up their regular-season Saturday evening versus Mayville State (N.D.) at DSU Fieldhouse.  Tip-off is slated for 5 p.m. as part of Senior Night.  The Senior Night ceremony will be held after the completion of the Lady T's Senior Night ceremony and prior to the men's warm-up period.

Bellevue heads to Forest City, Iowa to take on Waldorf (Iowa) in the regular-season finale.  Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. at Hanson Fieldhouse.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director


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