Weekend wrap: Fort Wayne and IUPUI

Here are some extra points from the weekend in South Dakota State hoops, the men sweeping Fort Wayne and IUPUI and the women settling for a road split:

One of the luxuries of a couple blowout wins: Reduced minutes for starters. SDSU seniors Brayden Carlson and Chad White played season-lows for minutes Saturday at 27 and 24, respectively.

The Jacks are starting three 1,000-point scorers with Carlson recently joining White and Jordan Dykstra in that club. That’s the second time in their Division I history doing that. The first was in 2009 with Kai Williams, Clint Sargent and Garrett Callahan.

Dykstra is 46 of 48 from the foul line in conference play.

SDSU coach Scott Nagy said that redshirt freshman center Connor Devine is finding it difficult during the season to gain back much of the weight he lost to illness – roughly 20 pounds – earlier this winter.

Jaguars coach Todd Howard said that starting point guard and leading scorer Ian Chiles likely will miss a total of 3-5 weeks due to a broken hand. He travel with the team this weekend.

The Jacks finished the two-game set at plus-22 in rebound margin, 18 3-pointers and 39 assists compared to 12 turnovers. They outscored their opponents by 52 points.

As for the SDSU women, their had won 14 games in a row against league foes prior to falling Saturday at IUPUI. The Jags seem to have become their Jacks primary challenger.
To wit, SDSU hasn’t lost to a Summit squad other than IUPUI since late in the 2010-11 season, going 32-0. The Jacks are 2-3 against the Jags in that span.

SDSU leading scorer Megan Waytashek was limited to a total of 10 points in the two weekend games on 3 of 14 FGs. Also, the junior is 5 of 15 this season against the Jags.

SDSU and IUPUI are now tied at 8-1 in league play, three games clear of anybody else. The Jacks have 3 of 5 at home to finish the regular season, while the Jaguars have 3 of 5 on the road with trips to Denver, South Dakota and Fort Wayne on deck.

Jacks signee Macy Miller of Mitchell continues to run wild. On Saturday, she went for 49 points, 12 rebounds, 8 steals and 5 assists - her second 40-point showing in a month.

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