South Dakota vs Western Illinois

Western Illinois cruises by South Dakota 79-61

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MACOMB, Ill. (AP) Garret Covington scored 21 points to lead hot-shooting Western Illinois to a 79-61 win over South Dakota on Thursday to give Jim Molinari his 300th win as a head coach.

The Leathernecks (8-11, 2-2 Summit League) hit 7 of 10 3-pointers on the way to a 62 percent shooting night and made 16 of 18 free throws. Jabari Sandifer had 13 points and Michael Ochereobia and Tate Stensgaard added 10 apiece.

Tyler Flack led the Coyotes (8-10, 3-1), which shot just 38.5 percent, with 11 points, Brandon Bos and Adam Thoseby had 10 each.

Western Illinois out-rebounded South Dakota by 15, limiting the Coyotes to 19 boards.

The Leathernecks were leading 15-14 12 minutes into the game but then went on an 11-0 run. Jordan Foster started it with a 3 and ended it with a layup. In between, Covington knocked two consecutive 3's.

It was 33-21 at the break.

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Scoreboard
South Dakota (8-10)214061
Western Illinois (8-11) «334679

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IPFW0-03-1204
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No. Dak. St.0-01-2126
Oral Roberts0-01-2258
Neb.-Omaha0-00-4292
 
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