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Mooney, S. Dakota beat Denver, advance to Summit title game

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) Matt Mooney scored 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting to help No. 2 seed South Dakota beat third-seeded Denver 76-58 on Monday night in the Summit League Tournament semifinals.

The Coyotes, who have won nine of their last 10 games since an 84-68 loss at Denver on Jan. 27, will play top-seeded South Dakota State in Tuesday's championship game. South Dakota (26-7) split its regular-season series with the Jackrabbits, handing South Dakota State its only conference loss of the season.

A win in the title game would clinch South Dakota's first NCAA Tournament berth and tie the Coyotes' single-season record for wins.

Ade Murkey's jumper about five minutes in gave Denver (15-15) a 5-4 lead, but Mooney answered with a jumper and Triston Simpson followed with a layup and then a 3-pointer to spark a 22-4 run over the next six-plus minutes and South Dakota led by double figures the rest of the way.

The Pioneers, who came in ranked No. 38 in Division I in field goal percentage (.479) and No. 7 in 3-point field-goal percentage (.410), shot just 32.6 percent (22 of 67) from the field and a season-low 15 percent (3 of 20) from beyond the arc.

Daniel Amigo led Denver with 16 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks. The Pioneers had their five-game win streak snapped.

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Key Players
J. Rosga
M. Mooney
30.1 Min. Per Game 30.1
17.3 Pts. Per Game 17.3
3.2 Ast. Per Game 3.2
3.9 Reb. Per Game 3.9
46.2 Field Goal % 45.3
42.8 Three Point % 36.9
90.8 Free Throw % 83.3
  Defensive rebound by South Dakota 1.0
  Elvin Rodriguez missed 3-pt. jump shot 3.0
+ 3 Logan Power made 3-pt. jump shot 9.0
+ 2 Elvin Rodriguez made jump shot 39.0
  Defensive rebound by Thomas Neff 49.0
  Josh Williams missed 3-pt. jump shot 51.0
+ 2 Emil Knighton made jump shot 1:03
  Offensive rebound by Emil Knighton 1:14
  Thomas Neff missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:16
  Offensive rebound by Thomas Neff 1:29
  Luke Neff missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:31
Team Stats
Points 58 76
Field Goals 22-67 (32.8%) 29-55 (52.7%)
3-Pointers 3-20 (15.0%) 8-18 (44.4%)
Free Throws 11-13 (84.6%) 10-15 (66.7%)
Total Rebounds 41 34
Offensive 17 4
Defensive 22 24
Team 2 6
Assists 6 12
Steals 3 7
Blocks 7 5
Turnovers 12 10
Fouls 14 18
Technicals 0 0
16 PTS, 12 REB, 1 AST
20 PTS, 4 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo Denver 15-15 253358
home team logo South Dakota 26-7 472976
Team Stats
away team logo Denver 15-15 60.0 PPG 36.7 RPG 10.7 APG
home team logo South Dakota 26-7 76.3 PPG 37 RPG 13.3 APG
Key Players
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D. Amigo C PPG RPG APG FG%
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M. Mooney G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
D. Amigo C 16 PTS 12 REB 1 AST
M. Mooney G 20 PTS 4 REB 3 AST
32.8 FG% 52.7
15.0 3PT FG% 44.4
84.6 FT% 66.7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
D. Amigo 27 16 12 1 1 3 4 3 7/16 1/3 1/2 5 7
A. Murkey 29 10 6 1 0 3 2 2 2/10 0/0 6/7 2 4
J. Rosga 33 5 3 1 0 0 2 2 2/13 1/7 0/0 1 2
J. Pemberton 29 4 2 1 0 0 2 1 2/5 0/2 0/0 0 2
J. Krafka 22 4 3 0 0 0 1 4 1/5 0/2 2/2 1 2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
D. Amigo 27 16 12 1 1 3 4 3 7/16 1/3 1/2 5 7
A. Murkey 29 10 6 1 0 3 2 2 2/10 0/0 6/7 2 4
J. Rosga 33 5 3 1 0 0 2 2 2/13 1/7 0/0 1 2
J. Pemberton 29 4 2 1 0 0 2 1 2/5 0/2 0/0 0 2
J. Krafka 22 4 3 0 0 0 1 4 1/5 0/2 2/2 1 2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
C. Mackey 6 4 3 0 0 1 0 1 2/3 0/0 0/0 2 1
A. Akintola 10 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 3 1
E. Rodriguez 10 4 2 0 2 0 1 1 1/6 0/2 2/2 1 1
L. Neff 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/2 1/2 0/0 0 0
E. Knighton 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 0
D. Carlisle 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 0
J. Holtzmann 17 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 1
T. Neff 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 1
E. Blake - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Joiner - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 58 39 6 3 7 12 14 22/67 3/20 11/13 17 22
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
M. Mooney 30 20 4 3 2 0 2 1 8/10 2/3 2/2 0 4
T. Simpson 27 11 1 2 1 0 2 2 5/8 1/3 0/0 1 0
T. Hagedorn 20 10 3 1 0 2 0 3 4/10 2/3 0/0 0 3
T. Peterson 24 7 4 2 1 0 1 3 2/6 1/3 2/5 0 4
T. Burch-Manning 21 6 5 2 0 0 1 3 2/5 0/0 2/2 0 5
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
M. Mooney 30 20 4 3 2 0 2 1 8/10 2/3 2/2 0 4
T. Simpson 27 11 1 2 1 0 2 2 5/8 1/3 0/0 1 0
T. Hagedorn 20 10 3 1 0 2 0 3 4/10 2/3 0/0 0 3
T. Peterson 24 7 4 2 1 0 1 3 2/6 1/3 2/5 0 4
T. Burch-Manning 21 6 5 2 0 0 1 3 2/5 0/0 2/2 0 5
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
N. Fuller 18 8 5 0 1 1 1 3 2/5 0/1 4/6 2 3
B. Armstrong 20 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 3/5 1/3 0/0 0 1
L. Power 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 0
C. Hurst 13 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 1
A. Sparks 16 2 3 0 2 1 1 3 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 3
J. Doss 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
J. Stensgard 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
S. Umude 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
J. Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 0
D. Jech - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Delimont - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Prevost - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 76 28 12 7 5 10 18 29/55 8/18 10/15 4 24