WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5:
SDSU MBB…Andre Hollins scored 20 of his 22 points before halftime, and No. 14 Minnesota breezed to an 88-64 victory on Tuesday over a South Dakota State team missing point guard Nate Wolters.
Hollins swished his first six 3-point attempts and finished 8 of 9 from the field for the Gophers, who reached their highest ranking in the Associated Press poll this week in six years under coach Tubby Smith.
Austin Hollins had 17 points, five assists and four steals, Joe Coleman added 15 points and seven rebounds and the Gophers did most of their damage on the perimeter and the fast break.
Jordan Dykstra scored 17 points for the Jackrabbits, who missed Wolters, their standout from nearby St. Cloud whose ankle injury prevented him from playing in his home state for the final time.
The Gophers started the game by making 11 of their first 17 field goals and began to make this look like a dunk contest in the first half, grabbing nearly every loose ball and turning them into easy fast breaks.
Freshman Jake Bittle, who replaced Wolters in the starting lineup, had five points, seven assists and seven turnovers. Another key perimeter player for South Dakota State, sophomore Taevaunn Prince sat out with an injury.
USD MBB…Aaron White tied his season high with 21 points as Iowa beat South Dakota 87-63 on Tuesday night. Devyn Marble added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Hawkeyes, who pulled away from the Coyotes with a 15-0 run at the end of the first half.
Trevor Gruis scored 16 points to lead South Dakota.
WOLTERS OUT…South Dakota State guard Nate Wolters missed Tuesday's game at No. 14 Minnesota because of a sprained right ankle suffered in practice the day before.
The senior was on the court for warmups on Tuesday night, but freshman Jake Bittle started in his place. Minnesota won 88-64.
"I'll be fine. It's nothing crazy serious," Wolters said after the game.
The 6-foot-3 Wolters, who led the Jackrabbits to their first NCAA tournament appearance last season, missed out on his last opportunity to play in his home state. He went to St. Cloud Tech High School, about a 90-minute drive from the Minnesota campus.
In 2011-12, Wolters became just the fifth player in NCAA history to average at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists per game in a season.
SDSU WBB…A layup by Megan Waytashek with 9.7 seconds remaining completed a South Dakota State comeback as the Jackrabbits escaped Frost Arena with a 66-65 victory over Eastern Michigan.
Waytashek tied a career high with 17 points, while Ashley Eide scored 15 points on a career-high five three-pointers.
Miranda Tate finished with a game-high 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field. Amber Bogard added 11 points, with India Hairston contributing nine points and a game-high nine rebounds. The Eagles held a 36-31 advantage on the boards.
Both teams had their share of problems dealing with trapping defenses; Eastern Michigan turned the ball over 27 times, while the Jackrabbits finished with 22 miscues.
The Jackrabbits resume action Saturday at Northern Iowa. Tipoff is slated for 2 p.m. at the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Garretson 42, Elk Point-Jefferson 28
Aberdeen Roncalli 66, Northwestern Area 43
Canton 51, Flandreau Indian 31
Castlewood 47, Lake Preston 28
Chester 57, Flandreau 32
DeSmet 61, Sioux Valley 40
Deuel 60, Elkton-Lake Benton 40
Florence/Henry 50, Great Plains Lutheran 41
Garretson 48, Dell Rapids St. Mary 32
Groton Area 49, Ipswich 20
Harrisburg 65, West Central 51
McCook Central/Montrose 54, Marion 20
Mitchell 65, Brandon Valley 30
Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 58, Canistota 53
Sioux Falls Christian 50, Dell Rapids 32
Sioux Falls Washington 63, Sioux City, East, Iowa 30
Sunshine Bible Academy 41, Iroquois 20
Tri-Valley 60, Lennox 29
Watertown 35, Brandon Valley 34
Howard 60, Mt. Vernon/Plankinton 11
Howard 66, Sioux Valley 12
Sioux Valley 54, Mt. Vernon/Plankinton 27
Tri-Valley 46, Howard 33
Tri-Valley 54, Sioux Valley 30
Tri-Valley 63, Mt. Vernon/Plankinton 18
ZENNER HONORED…South Dakota State University running back Zach Zenner was named to the 2012 AFCA Football Championship Subdivision Coaches' All-America Team. Zenner was one of only two sophomores named to the 25-player All-America team, which is selected by the American Football Coaches Association.
Zenner rushed for 2,044 yards and currently ranks second in the FCS ranks with an average of 157.2 yards per game. A candidate for the Walter Payton Award as the top offensive player in the FCS, he topped the 100-yard mark nine times and crossed the 200-yard mark three times, including racking up a school-record 295 yards in a Nov. 24 playoff game against Eastern Illinois.
In helping lead the Jackabbits to their second playoff berth in four years, Zenner averaged 6.8 yards per carry and scored 13 touchdowns on the ground. He added 28 receptions for 197 yards.
BUDDENHAGEN HEALTH…Huron boys basketball coach Tim Buddenhagen is feeling lucky to be alive after suffering multiple heart attcks last Friday, resulting in a stent to open a clogged artery.
The 49-year-old says the symptoms started about a month ago 97621 :24 “wouldn’t be here”.
Buddenhagen says things then came on quickly. 97622 :21 “Huron hospital”.
Buddenhagen says he knows now to take heed of warning signs. 97623 :38 “here for awhile”.
Buddenhagen’s an avid long distance runner, completing the Chicago marathon two months ago.
He was able to return to practice Tuesday, but there are restrictions on what he can do. He does plan to be on the bench Friday night when the Tigers open at home against Pierre.