South Dakota State University Senior Nate Wolters definitely showed up to play against IPFW Thursday night. The Jacks point guard broke a few records and carried the team to an 80-74 victory.
"I heard about it and I was like Wow! Fifty-three points is huge," SDSU Freshman Adam Riley said.
Not only did Wolters set a new school record for points and three-pointers in a single game, he also has the most points scored in a game for any Division One player this season. His amazing performance blew up on social media and even got some national recognition.
"This just in to ESPN. Many of you have been asking for it on Twitter. Unbelievable game for South Dakota State's Nate Wolters tonight. He drops 53 out of IPFW and the Jackrabbits win," one ESPN commentator said.
"I think it's great he's getting national attention for it. He deserves it. He's a hard worker. And I think it's incredible that South Dakota athletics are being recognized more nationally," SDSU Freshman Tiffany Filipovich said.
"Like even on my Twitter feed there's always a lot of retweeting from the South Dakota State twitter posts about Nate Wolters and about stuff on Sports Center," SDSU student Jordan Miller said.
Last year, Wolters led the team to the NCAA tournament, only to be matched up against Baylor in a first round defeat. This year, fans are hopeful for another chance at the big show.
"The Summit League's pretty good this year. They're not too bad. But I think we've got a great chance to make it and with the championship this year," Riley said.
Wolters 53 points from last night are the most in a D-1 game since 2009.