BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Mike Daum scored 31 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as South Dakota State maintained its lock on first place in the Summit League by rolling past rival North Dakota State on Thursday night.
Daum drilled a 3 seven minutes into the game to give South Dakota State the lead, 15-12, and the Jackrabbits never trailed again. South Dakota State holds a one-game lead over second-place South Dakota, which beat Western Illinois 80-54, atop the Summit.
Daum, who now has scored 66 points in his last two games, was 10 of 25 from the field, including 4 of 10 from distance as South Dakota State (20-6, 8-1) picked up its 20th win of the season. David Jenkins Jr. added 20 points and Tevin King contributed 16 points, grabbed seven boards and collected six steals.
Paul Miller scored 17 points to lead North Dakota State (12-11, 4-4). Deng Geu added 12 and Cameron Hunter 11.