Wilson scores 31 to lift S. Dakota St. past Denver 80-68

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DENVER (AP)Douglas Wilson had a season-high 31 points as South Dakota State ended its seven-game road losing streak, beating Denver 80-68 on Wednesday night.

Matt Dentlinger had 12 points for South Dakota State (12-7, 3-1 Summit League). Noah Freidel added 11 points. Baylor Scheierman had 11 points and seven rebounds for the visiting team.

South Dakota State entered the locker room at the half trailing 46-37, but the Jackrabbits were able to outscore the Pioneers 43-22 in the second half to pull away for the victory. The Pioneers’ 46 first-half points marked a season high for the team.

Ade Murkey had 17 points for the Pioneers (4-14, 0-4), who have now lost nine games in a row. Jase Townsend added 15 points. Robert Jones had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

South Dakota State takes on Purdue Fort Wayne on the road on Saturday. Denver faces Western Illinois on the road on Saturday.

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