DENVER, Colo. (AP) — Stanley Umude scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season, and South Dakota defeated Denver 93-87 on Thursday night.
Tyler Hagedorn added 20 points, shooting 4-for-5 from 3-point distance for the Coyotes, who have won four in a row.
Triston Simpson added 17 points, making 8-of-9 at the foul line, for South Dakota (15-8, 6-3 Summit League) while Tyler Peterson added 16 points, going 8-for-12 at the line. The Coyotes made 10 of 12 free throws in the final 1:17 to close out the game after Denver came as close as five twice in the final minute.
The teams combined for 55 fouls, with South Dakota making 27-for-37 at the line and Denver 24-for-34.
Ade Murkey had 28 points and six rebounds for the Pioneers (5-18, 1-8). Jase Townsend added 16 points and eight rebounds. Roscoe Eastmond had 15 points and four assists.
The Coyotes stayed among the top four teams in the Summit League. Denver has lost three straight.
South Dakota plays Omaha on the road on Sunday. Denver takes on Oral Roberts on the road on Saturday.
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