Big night for Dykstra leads SDSU to victory

JOURNAL STAFF | Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 9:17 pm

BROOKINGS, S.D. | Rock Valley native Jordan Dykstra scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the South Dakota State men’s basketball team defeated Denver 78-69 in a Summit League game here Thursday.

Dykstra is now the third SDSU player in history to record 1,500 career points and 800 career rebounds. He is the first to do it at the Division I level.

Brayden Carlson scored a game-high 22 points for the Jackrabbits (17-11, 9-4) and Cody Larson added 16. Jalen Love scored 18 points for Denver (15-13, 8-5) and Marcus Byrd finished with 10.