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Jimmie Dull

JIMMIE DULL
Basketball, 1974-78
Inducted February 16, 1991
 
Jimmie Dull came to SMS in 1974 and lettered four years for the Bears as he eventually became the fifth leading pointmaker in SMS basketball history.  The Buffalo native got into 12 games as a freshman and was a Bruin regular his last three years.  After a sophomore year in which he averaged 11.8 points a game, Dull turned in spectacular performances his final two seasons.  He averaged 22.7 points as a junior and came back with a 22.0 average as a senior and ranks as one of just three players ever to average 20 or more points in two different SMS seasons.  Dull’s junior year saw him break the SMS single game scoring record on Jan. 22, 1977, as he poured home 44 points against Southeast Missouri in a game in Hammons Student Center.  That point total still shares the Hammons single game point mark.  The ink was hardly dry on that record entry when Dull went to Kentucky Wesleyan on Feb. 7, and fired home the 53 points which still stands as the best SMS scoring game ever.  He had eight other games of 30 or points in his career, finishing with 1532 points in 91 SMS games, an average of 16.8 a contest.  He collected 559 rebounds and ranks ninth in career scoring average, fifth in steals (133), and fifth in field goals (641).  The 617 points Dull scored his senior season is tied for the fourth best effort in school history, and his play helped guide the Bears to their 19th and last MIAA championship.  The 21-7 Bears of 1978 won 11 straight league games and went on to SMSU’s final appearance in the NCAA Division II tournament.  An SMS co-captain, Dull was the 1978 winner of the Guy Thompson Award and was SMSU’s lone representative on the MIAA all-tournament team and the MIAA all-conference first team in both 1977 and 1978.