Jacks miss Big 10 upset over Gophers

Marcus Traxler

Despite 20 points from Minnesota native Nate Wolters, SDSU came out on the losing end against the Gophers as Minnesota took down SDSU Monday night, 71-55 at Williams Arena.

The Jacks held an advantage in the rebounding category, something they needed for any chance at an upset. What happened was carelessness with the basketball – the Jacks committed an uncharacteristically-high 18 turnovers.

“They’re a good, talented team and they really pressured us and we didn’t really handle it that well,” Wolters said.

Taeuvaunn Prince had 13 points and 10 rebounds in his second career game and Chad White had 11 points.

The Jackrabbits trailed 32-30 at halftime but the Gophers used an 18-1 run in the middle of the second half to put SDSU away.

“We just didn’t handle the ball. I thought we had guys play nervous and if you’re going to beat a good team, you can’t come into Minnesota and play nervous,” coach Scott Nagy said.

SDSU (1-1) plays at Georgia on Wednesday.