Heading into the Indiana University/Purdue University Fort Wayne game, South Dakota State guard Nate Wolters was leading the Summit League in scoring averaging 22.2 points per game plus had been named a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award given to the nation’s best guard.Thursday against the Mastodons he proved why he deserves national recognition.
Wolters was 17-of-28 from the field, 9-of-14 from 3-point range and 10-of-11 from the free throw line Thursday night against IPFW. Add those numbers up and you have an impressive 53 point performance in the Jackrabbits come-from-behind 80-74 win over the Mastodons.
Stating the obvious here, Wolters 53 points is a school record, the previous Jackrabbit record was 44 points by Dave Thomas in 1973."They were sagging off of me and it felt pretty good tonight, I was able to knock a couple down and just got into a little bit of a rhythm," Wolters said.
The win by SDSU improves their Summit League record to 10-2 tied for first place with Western Illinois.The Jackrabbits might be one of those mid-majors you want to watch if South Dakota State can win the Summit League tournament and get the automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.