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DSU men's basketball hosts Morningside Saturday night
December 14, 2010
The Dakota State University men's basketball team concludes their brief two-game home stand on Saturday night. The Trojans will welcome Morningside of the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC). Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m., or 25 minutes after the completion of Briar Cliff-DSU women's basketball game at DSU Fieldhouse.
DSU is 7-4 overall record and received recognition in the latest NAIA Division II Men's Basketball national poll. The Trojans won their second straight game on Dec. 9. DSU rallied back from 12-point deficit to defeat NCAA Division II Presentation (S.D.) 80-76.
Morningside lost their second straight game after losing to Mount Marty in GPAC action on Dec. 11. The Mustangs suffered a 62-59 defeat at home to drop their overall record to 5-7.
The Mustangs and Trojans met in the University of Sioux Falls/Famous Dave's-Subway Classic in Sioux Falls, S.D. on Nov. 5, 2010. Dakota State opened the game with five straight points and extended their lead to 20-9 with 12:48 left in the first-half. The Trojans' lead grew to 48-33 at halftime and made their largest lead of the game at 73-52 with less than two minutes remaining in the game. DSU recorded at 75-57 win over the Mustangs. Dakota State outshot the Mustangs 52.6 percent (30-for-57) to 33.3 percent (19-for-57) from the field.
Morningside and Dakota State will meet for their third meeting of the season on Dec. 30 as part of Morningside Holiday Classic.
The game will be available on a live video webcast from 'America One'. The live scoring/statistics will also be available. Check on www.dsuathletics.com under 'Upcoming Events' for more information.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director