BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Nate Wolters scored 22 points and Jordan Dykstra nailed four 3-point shots as South Dakota State held on to keep in front of Tennessee State 78-71 on Tuesday night in its home opener.
Wolters was 6 of 11 from the field and made all 10 of his free throws to lead the Jackrabbits. Dykstra added 18 points and made 4 of 5 at 3-point range. He was 5 of 8 from the field. Chad White added 11 points, including three 3-pointers. Tony Fiegen had 10 points and nine rebounds.
South Dakota State (1-1) had a 42-27 lead at halftime.
The Jackrabbits have an 18-game winning streak at Frost Arena.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
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