Mike Daum scored 22 points with nine rebounds and junior-college transfer Andrew Wallace added a career-high 21 points to lead South Dakota State to a 77-68 home victory over UMKC on Saturday in Brookings, S.D.
The victory was the third straight for the Jackrabbits, 4-6, and their 32nd consecutive home victory, the third-longest active streak in the nation. To extend their streaks, the Jackrabbits beat a UMKC team, 6-3, that came in with a three-game winning streak and was off to its best start since 2001-02.
The Kangaroos’ LaVell Boyd had five three-pointers in scoring 19 points. He also had six assists and five steals. Isaiah Ross also had five three-pointers, scoring 17 points. Kyle Steward added a career-high 16.
UMKC was again without second-leading scorer, senior guard Martez Harrison. Harrison was suspended for a “violation of athletics department policy” earlier in the week.
After trailing most of the second half, UMKC used an 11-2 run to get within 71-65 with 3:49 left, but Daum then scored five points in a 6-0 spurt over the next 2 1/2 minutes.
The Kangaroos will face Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse on Tuesday.