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DSU men's basketball faces DAC's top two teams this weekend
February 8, 2011
The Dakota State University Trojan men's basketball team will hit the road this weekend for one final DAC regular season road trip. The Trojans will face the DAC's top two teams. On Friday night, DSU plays No. 7 Black Hills State at 8:30 p.m. (CT)/7:30 p.m. (MT). The game will be held at the Donald E. Young Gymnasium in Spearfish, S.D. On Saturday night, the Trojans will visit SD Mines at the King Center. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. (CT)/6 p.m. (MT) in Rapid City, S.D.
Dakota State is 14-10 overall record and 5-5 in the DAC. The Trojans swept two North Dakota teams last weekend in Madison. DSU defeated Dickinson State 68-49 on Feb. 4 and Minot State 65-50 on Feb. 5. Dakota State is currently on a five-game winning streak.
Black Hills State is 19-5 overall and 8-2 in the conference. The Yellow Jackets defeated Jamestown (68-65) on Feb. 4 and Valley City State (69-57) on Feb. 5 in North Dakota. BHSU is currently holding one-game lead in the DAC conference standings.
SD Mines is currently on a five-game winning streak. The Hardrockers is 15-9 and 7-3 in the conference. SD Mines defeated Valley City State (58-53) and Jamestown (82-69) last weekend in North Dakota.
Black Hills State won the first meeting from Dakota State 81-63 on Jan. 15 in Madison, S.D. BHSU and DSU traded leads in the early going in the first-half. With the game tied at 20-20 with 8:08 left before halftime, the Yellow Jackets used a 24-8 scoring tear to close the first-half for a 44-28 halftime lead. Black Hills State kept their lead between 14- and 22-points in the final 20 minutes.
On Jan. 14 in Madison, the Trojans scored the final seven points of the first-half to break up a 22-22 tie for a 29-22 halftime lead over SD Mines. The Hardrockers opened the second-half with 21 straight points to grab a 43-29 lead with less than 14 minutes remaining in the game. Dakota State trimmed their deficit to eight points on couple occasions (45-37 and 60-52), but could not get any closer as the Hardrockers held on to win 68-54.
The games will be available on live video webcast from 'America One.' In addition, there will be a live stats/scoring from the games. Check on www.dsuathletics.com for more information under 'Upcoming Events.'
Radio coverage will also be available on KJAM FM 103.1 with the Trojan voice of Brian Holt.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director