South Dakota State heads to Athletics Center Arena on Saturday to take on Oakland. The game gets underway at 5 p.m. EST and you can catch it on FS-DET. The Jackrabbits beat the Golden Grizzlies 81-74 on Jan. 10 and are 3-8 against them over the last four years.
South Dakota State is in first place in the conference, Oakland is in fourth place. South Dakota State has won eight games straight.
In an 80-74 win over IPFW on Feb. 7, Nate Wolters put up 53 points for the Jackrabbits. He contributes team-best marks with 22.2 points per game, 5.5 assists per game, and 1.8 steals per game. For the Golden Grizzlies, Drew Valentine put up 10 points and 6 rebounds in the 66-63 win over North Dakota State on Feb. 7. He is averaging 9.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Oakland is strong in free throw rate at 41.8 percent. This is good enough for second in the conference and 38th in the nation.
StatSmack! South Dakota State is better than Oakland
Jordan Dykstra is ranked 7th in the Summit League in points, 3rd in the Summit League in rebounds, and 7th in the Summit League in three-pointers.
How does our back look? South Dakota State is ranked higher than Oakland in the Summit League (#1 vs #4).
We make our fans proud. South Dakota State has a better record at home than Oakland this season (11-0 vs 7-1).
Nate Wolters is ranked 7th nationally in points, 10th in the Summit League in rebounds, 37th nationally in assists, and 3rd in the Summit League in steals.