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Hot-shooting Jimmies end DSU men’s basketball season in DAC quarterfinals
February 23, 2011
JAMESTOWN, N.D. – Sixth-seeded Dakota State men's basketball team traveled to the Civic Center to face third-seeded Jamestown in the quarterfinals of the DAC Post-Season Tournament on Wednesday night. The Jimmies shot 56.5 percent overall from the field to defeat the Trojans 86-62.
Dakota State finished their season with an overall record of 15-14, their first winning season since 1993. The Jimmies, No. 25 in the latest NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball national poll, improved their record to 21-8. JC will visit second-seeded SD Mines (defeated seventh-seeded Valley City State 63-48) in the semifinals on Sunday afternoon.
Jamestown led 20-18 in the early going in the first-half. The Jimmies outscored the Trojans 24-13 to grab a 44-31 halftime lead.
In the game’s final 20 minutes, DSU were outscored 42-31.
Four players scored in double figures for Dakota State. Bryce Snyder had 15 points and pulled down five rebounds. He went 6-for-12 from the field. Jesse Bean added 13 points. Jordan King and Spencer Adams each had 12 points. Adams had six rebounds.
For Jamestown, five players scored in double digits led by Travis Burley with a double-double of 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. C.J. Peeters added 15 points. Byron Jones, Mark Hoge and Brandon Robbins each scored 13 points. Jones dished out four assists.
JC shot 30-for-53 from the field compared to the Trojans’ 21-for-52 (40.4 percent).
The Jimmies went 12-for-22 beyond the 3-point arc. DSU was 5-for-17 (29.4 percent).
Jamestown won the rebounding battle 37-23.
The game tonight marked the final basketball game for Dakota State as a DAC conference member. DSU will make a transition as an independent team of the NAIA next season.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director