Daum scores 34, SDSU takes 5th at Cayman Islands Classic
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Mike Daum made 11 of 17 shots and scored 34 points to help South Dakota State beat Buffalo 94-80 on Wednesday for fifth place at the Cayman Islands Classic.
Daum, the nation’s leading returning scorer at 25.1 points per game during his sophomore season, moved into sixth on SDSU’s scoring list, passing Clint Sargent (2007-11; 1,505) and Steve Brown (1974-78; 1,534). Nate Wolters holds the program record with 2,363 points from 2009-13.
It was Daum’s second 30-plus game this season. His career-high came on Feb. 18th last season against Fort Wayne when he scored 51 points on 14-of-29 shooting.
Tevin King added 10 points and six boards for SDSU (5-2). Daum hit 2 of 6 3-pointers and only missed four of his 14 free throws against the Bulls. He also had six rebounds and two blocks.
Nick Perkins paced Buffalo (3-2) with 17 points. Davonta Jordan made four 3-pointers and scored 16 points, and Dontay Caruthers had 13 points and five assists.