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Dakota State University
Men's Basketball - Sat, Feb. 4, 2017

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Right in the thick of the North Star Athletic Association standings, the Viterbo University men's game knew this was an important weekend. The V-Hawks took care of business, earning a weekend sweep after holding off Dakota State 66-61 on Saturday night.


-Dakota State came out hot, jumping to a seven-point advantage, but the V-Hawks clawed back to tie it 19-19 with 6:50 to play in the half.

-Cade Anderson (SO/Sparta, Wis.) then connected on a layup and Jake Bamke (SR/Hortonville, Wis.) followed as Viterbo held the slim lead with two minutes left.

-The Trojans scored five points in the final 48 seconds, but a pair of free throws from Jared Fleischmann (JR/Marshfield, Wis.) and a jumper from Erik Engelstad (SR/Cambridge, Wis.) helped Viterbo keep the lead in to the locker room at 29-27.

-Viterbo did not see another deficit until a Dakota State layup with 8:48 to play.

-From there, the two battled back-and-forth with five ties and three lead changes the rest of the way.

-Tied 60-60, Ethan Haberman (JR/La Crosse, Wis.) knocked down a jumper for two of his 17 second-half points and Viterbo held the advantage.

-Strong defense and free throws were key in the final minute as Haberman sealed the deal with four late free throws.


-Haberman finished 6-for-13 from the floor for a team-high 19 points. The junior knocked down three triples, all in the second half and finished 4-for-4 from the line.   

-Engelstad joined in double figures as he totaled 15 points on an efficient 6-for-9 night. He added seven rebounds and a pair of assists.

-Fleischmann had a solid nine points and seven assists while turning the ball over just once. Additionally, the junior added two steals.

-Viterbo shot 46.2 percent from the floor including 12-for-14 from the line.

-The Trojans were led by Tanner Heiser, who scored 19 points on 7-for-13 shooting.


The V-Hawks will next face Mayville State University on February 10 at 7:30 p.m. Live coverage can be found on

Dakota State University 13-13, 6-6 NSAA273461
Viterbo University 15-11, 7-6 NSAA293766
Feb. 4, 2017
La Crosse, Wis. (R.W. Beggs Sr. Gym)
Attendance: 491
Dakota State UniversityIndv. LeadersViterbo University
#24 Heiser, Tanner - 19Points #44 Haberman, Ethan - 19
#15 Kilgore, Kyle - 8Rebounds #33 Anderson, Cade - 8
#24 Heiser, Tanner - 5Assists #02 Fleischmann, Jared - 7
Dakota State UniversityTeam StatisticsViterbo University
44.6% (25 - 56) Field Goals % 46.2% (24 - 52)
37.5% (9 - 24) 3 Point Field Goals % 37.5% (6 - 16)
40% (2 - 5) Free Throws 85.7% (12 - 14)
31Rebounds 31
13Assists 12
12Turnovers 10
92nd Chance Pts 8
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