SDSU blasts Gophers 09 Dec 15

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jake Bittle scored a career-high 25 points for South Dakota State, which dominated from start to finish on both ends of the floor for an 84-70 victory Tuesday over Minnesota, the second loss in four days at home by the Gophers to a border-state team from the mid-major Summit League.

Deondre Parks pitched in 21 points for the Jackrabbits (8-1), who played without second-leading scorer George Marshall. Picked for the preseason All-Summit League first team with fellow senior guards Bittle and Parks, Marshall had a walking boot on his right foot.

Nate Mason scored 18 points and Kevin Dorsey added 16 points for the Gophers (5-4), who were beaten 85-81 by South Dakota at home on Saturday in double overtime.

Reed Tellinghuisen had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Jackrabbits.