BROOKINGS, S.D. – Jordan Dykstra scored a career-high 32 points and finished with 13 rebounds to lead South Dakota State in a 74-61 victory over Lehigh on Tuesday night.
Dykstra shot 8 of 14 from the field and made 12 of the Jackrabbits' 16 free throws to secure the title of Brookings Subregional MVP in the Progressive Legends Classic.
South Dakota State (3-4) shot 14 of 16 from the line (87.5 percent), while the Mountain Hawks made just 44.4 percent on nine attempts. Dykstra made 11 of his 12 free throws in the second half, helping to hold on to the 12-point halftime lead the Jackrabbits had built up before outscoring Lehigh by just one in the second half.
Mackey McKnight shot 9 of 22 and scored 21 points, the only Mountain Hawks player to score in double figures. Lehigh (1-6) was outrebounded by 12 in the matchup.