South Dakota cruises by Omaha 87-73 in Summit quarterfinals
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Matt Mooney scored 20 and second-seeded South Dakota beat seventh-seeded Omaha 87-73 in the quarterfinals of the Summit League Tournament on Saturday night.
The Coyotes (25-7) led by 27 in the first half and easily held on to advance to a Monday semifinal matchup against Sunday’s Denver-Oral Roberts winner.
South Dakota scored the first seven points of the game and had additional first-half runs of 12-0, 6-0 and 10-0 to lead 44-17.
Omaha closed the first half with an 11-2 run to get within 18 at halftime and closed within 13 early in the second half but got no closer.
Nick Fuller had 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting, Trey Burch-Manning made 6 of 7 from the field to score 14 and Brandon Armstrong added 11 points for the Coyotes.
Zach Jackson had 17 of his 26 points in the second half for the Mavericks (9-22). Daniel Norl scored 11.