South Dakota State 74, Lehigh 61
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) - Jordan Dykstra scored a career-high 32 points and finished with 13 rebounds to lead South Dakota State in a 74-61 victory over Lehigh on Tuesday night.
Dykstra shot 8 of 14 from the field and made 12 of the Jackrabbits' 16 free throws to secure the title of Brookings Subregional MVP in the Progressive Legends Classic.
South Dakota State (3-4) shot 14 of 16 from the line (87.5 percent), while the Mountain Hawks made just 44.4 percent on nine attempts. Dykstra made 11 of his 12 free throws in the second half, helping to hold on to the 12-point halftime lead the Jackrabbits had built up before outscoring Lehigh by just one in the second half.
Mackey McKnight shot 9 of 22 and scored 21 points, the only Mountain Hawks player to score in double figures. Lehigh (1-6) was outrebounded by 12 in the matchup.
Southeastern Louisiana 62, Western Illinois 52
HAMMOND, La. (AP) – Antonnio Benton scored a team-high 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead Southeast Louisiana in a 62-52 defeat of Western Illinois on Tuesday night.
JaMichael Hawkins had 15 points including three 3-pointers and Devonte Upson chipped in with seven points and nine rebounds for the Lions (3-2).
Southeast Louisiana jumped to a 10-point lead midway through the first period and a 25-23 lead at the break. Western Illinois tied the score and briefly took over the lead early in the second but could not maintain it following a Benton steal and subsequent dunk. A pair of 3-pointers by Hawkins and Joshua Filmore widened the Lions' lead.
Garret Covington led the Leathernecks (1-4) with a game-high 22 points, 8 rebounds and one assist. Western Illinois hit 40 percent each from the field and the line and sank just 26.7 percent of its 3-pointers.