Jenkins leads Jackrabbits past Iowa 80-72
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — Freshman David Jenkins Jr. scored a season-high 23 points, including big baskets down the stretch, and South Dakota State fended off Iowa 80-72 in a consolation-bracket semifinal at the Cayman Islands Classic on Tuesday.
Tevin King, a junior, added a career-high 16 points with seven rebounds and five steals. Reed Tellinghuisen scored 15 points and Mike Daum 10. The Jackrabbits, preseason favorites in the Summit League, shot 44 percent but were 10 of 20 from the arc and 16 of 19 from the free-throw line.
The Jackrabbits (4-2) led 36-33 at halftime and Jenkins gave the Jackrabbits the lead for good at 54-52 with a basket with 12 minutes to go. The victory was South Dakota State's fourth in 11 meetings with Iowa and sixth against a Power Five school since joining the Summit League in 2007.
Moss led Iowa (3-2) with 18 points, Jack Nunge added 14 and Tyler Cook and Wagner 11 apiece. The Hawkeyes shot 51 percent but committed 15 turnovers that led to 25 points.
South Dakota State will play for fifth place today against Buffalo at 1:30 p.m., while Iowa will try to end a two-game losing streak in the game for seventh place.