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3-point shooting sends South Dakota State men past Omaha

Jackrabbits hit 12 3-pointers, improve to 10-9 overall on the season

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BROOKINGS, S.D. — South Dakota State men's basketball secured its first three-game win streak of the season with an 84-61 win over Omaha on Thursday, Jan. 19 at Frost Arena.

Zeke Mayo completed his third 30-point scoring effort of the season as he finished with 31 points on 9-for-14 shooting. He also had five rebounds and a team-high five assists. Alex Arians had 16 points and William Kyle III scored 12 points and had eight rebounds.

SDSU (10-9, 5-2 Summit) led by 15 points at halftime and Omaha cut SDSU's lead to within nine points twice in the second half before the Jacks widened the lead again late.

The Jacks had a season-high 12-for-22 performance from 3-point range. The Jackrabbits' 53.6% (30-for-56) mark from the field was their second best clip this season, while it was the highest mark in a win.

Omaha (7-13, 3-5 Summit) was led by 13 points from Frankie Fidler.

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SDSU hosts Denver at 2 p.m. Saturday in Brookings.

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