Ty Hoglund and the high-scoring Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball team picked up where they left off from last season.

Last year's Great Plains Athletic Conference freshman of the year began his sophomore campaign with 28 points, five rebounds and six assists in Dakota Wesleyan University's 118-70 season-opening win over Sisseton-Wahpeton College on Friday at the Corn Palace.

"He is one of those guys where you don't have to run a ton of stuff for him because the ball is going to be in his hands," DWU coach Matt Wilber said. "Tonight, was a night where he had some open looks and he knocked them down."

The dynamic-scoring Hoglund poured in 24 first-half points to spur a 58-33 halftime lead over Sisseton-Wahpeton. He finished the game 11-for-14 from the field and 5-for-7 from beyond the arc. Hoglund, once again, deflected any individual credit toward the players around him.

"Our guys are unbelievable," Hoglund said. "They open up everything for all of us and we are in this together. It's not just one person every night. It's all 10 guys who are getting into the game and it's just a lot of fun to play for this team."

The sixth-highest scoring team in the nation last season, DWU got right back into the scoring rhythm. The Tigers shot 61 percent from the field, had 29 assists and nailed 13 3-pointers, as they never trailed in the contest. Trae Vandeberg added 20 points and Tyson Smiley netted 17 points.

The Mustangs cranked up the full-court press at times in the second half. Playing its first game without All-American point guard Tate Martin, DWU had trouble at times breaking the press.

"We haven't worked on pressure much," Wilber said. "We haven't worked on getting trapped and getting pressed all the way around. We don't do that. That was something Sisseton did and that was good. I am glad they did it."

Hoglund, Smiley, Zachery Treiber, Aaron Ahmadu and Nate Davis did a bulk of the ball handling. Treiber got the start, along with Hoglund, Vandeberg, Nygel Drury and Jason Spicer.

Smiley had been the projected starting point guard, but Wilber said they went with Treiber instead on Friday.

"The way we are playing, we have to have guys distributing the ball and Zach's one of those guys that gets the ball to Ty and Trae," Wilber said.

Smiley was one of the new faces for the Tigers. Smiley, a transfer from Southwestern Community College in Iowa, still had an impact in his first game. He finished 8-for-10 from the field and dished out five assists.

"He's an attacking, aggressive guard and that's what we want him to be," Wilber said.

The Tigers host the University of Jamestown at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Corn Palace.

"They are going to be really good," Hoglund said of the Jimmies. "We can live with with this one for a couple more hours and then (today) we rest a little bit and we are right back at it."

Dakota Wesleyan 118, Sisseton-Wahpeton 70

Sisseton-Wahpeton (0-1): Carion Washington 2-6 3-6 7, Taye Green 4-9 0-2 8, Malic Norfleet 4-12 9-9 17, Anton Wilkerson Jr., 1-5 0-0 2, Damion White 2-7 0-0 6, Vilbrum St. Preux 2-3 2-2 6, Blake Broer 0-0 0-0 0, Brentyn Mckinney 0-4 0-0 0, Jonathon Akharoh 4-7 0-0 8, Derrick McCauley 5-6 1-1 11, Edward Carlose 2-5 0-0 4, John Kampeska 0-0 0-1 0, Darius Funmaker 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-66 16-23 70.

Dakota Wesleyan (1-0): Trae Vandeberg 7-14 0-0 20, Nygel Drury 2-5 1-7 5, Zachery Treiber 1-4 2-4 4, Ty Hoglund 11-14 1-1 28, Jason Spicer 0-1 3-6 3, Noah Vettrus 1-1 0-0 2, Nate Davis 2-3 2-2 7, Taner DenHoed 1-2 0-0 2, Tyson Smiley 8-10 0-2 17, Collin Kramer 1-3 3-5 6, Carter Brewster 1-2 0-0 2, Aaron Ahmadu 2-3 3-6 8, Samuel McCloud 1-2 0-0 3, Kellen Barden 4-5 1-1 9, Jacob Hinker 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 43-70 19-38 118.

Halftime: DWU 58-33. 3-point field goals: S-W 2-15 (Green 0-1, Wilkerson Jr., 0-2, White 2-5, Preux 0-1, Mckinney 0-3, Aharoh 0-1, Carlose 0-1, Whatomame 0-1); DWU 13-27 (Vandeberg 3-9, Drury 0-1, Treiber 0-2, Hoglund 5-7, Davis 1-2, Smiley 1-1, Kramer 1-1, Brewster 0-1, Ahmadu 1-1, McCloud 1-2). Rebounds: S-W 24 (Aharoh 5); DWU 51 (Spicer 9). Assists: S-W 7 (McCauley 3), DWU 29 (Hoglund 6). Steals: S-W 8 (Washington 3); DWU 6 (Vandeberg 2). Blocked shots: S-W 0; DWU 3 (Drury, Spicer, Kramer). Total fouls: S-W 29; DWU 17. Fouled out: none. Turnovers: S-W 16; DWU 15. A: n/a.