Daum dunk slams door, South Dakota St. beats Idaho 80-77

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Mike Daum scored a career-high 33 points and sealed the game with a dunk at nine seconds left as South Dakota State fended off a late surge by Idaho 80-77 Saturday night.

The Jackrabbits led by as many as 15 in the second half before Idaho fought back, closing to 78-77 when Trevon Allen made three free throws after being fouled on a 3-point attempt with 20 seconds left.

Daum slammed home an open dunk as South Dakota State (5-7) broke Idaho’s press. The sophomore made 9 of 12 field goals and was a perfect 13-for-13 at the line. A.J. Hess scored 18 points with four 3-pointers for the Jackrabbits.

Idaho (4-5) was led by 17 points from Victor Sanders, 14 from Nate Sherwood and 11 from Allen. A potential game-tying shot by Sanders went off the rim.

South Dakota State made 25 of 26 free throws to blunt Idaho’s comeback.