South Dakota jumps out in 2nd half, beats Oral Roberts 85-67
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tyler Hagedorn had 20 points and 10 rebounds and South Dakota opened the second half on a 31-8 run and beat Oral Roberts 85-67 on Wednesday night.
South Dakota (23-6, 10-2 Summit League) has won five straight and a Division I program-best 23 games. The Coyotes have two games remaining, and are a half-game back of league leader South Dakota State (10-1). The two meet in the regular season finale on Feb. 22.
The Golden Eagles had a 41-33 halftime advantage, but Matt Mooney scored 12 points, Hagedorn added six and Tyler Peterson scored all six of his points to open the second half and the Coyotes led 64-49 with 9:33 remaining.
Mooney made three 3-pointers and finished with 19 points for South Dakota. Triston Simpson chipped in 14 points.
Javan White scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Oral Roberts (10-19, 4-8), which has lost four of its last five games. Austin Ruder added 13 points and Emmanuel Nzekwesi 10.