MACOMB, Ill. (AP) Mike Daum scored 18 points, Deondre Parks had 17 points and seven rebounds, and South Dakota State breezed past Western Illinois 87-67 on Saturday.
Daum finished 5 of 6 from the field and 8 of 8 at the free-throw line, where the Jackrabbits (21-7, 10-4 Summit) combined to set a season-high with 33 makes on 37 attempts.
Leading 10-8 early, South Dakota State used a 22-5 run to pull in front by 19, and the Leathernecks (9-16, 2-12) never got it back to single-digits.
Buoyed by a 31-13 rebound advantage and holding Western Illinois to 29 percent shooting, South Dakota State led by 18 at the half despite a 13-of-34 shooting performance. The Jackrabbits finished 24 of 55 (44 percent).
Garret Covington led Western Illinois with 23 points. Mike Miklusak made three 3-pointers and scored 12 points.