Mooney with 19 points, South Dakota beats Oral Roberts 82-70
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Matt Mooney scored 19 points with five assists and four steals and South Dakota beat Oral Roberts 82-70 on Wednesday night.
Tyler Hagedorn added 14 points and five rebounds for the Coyotes (16-5, 4-1 Summit League) who have won four of the last five. Tyler Peterson had 13 points and Triston Simpson and Nick Fuller had 11 apiece.
The team was 27 of 49 (55 percent) from the field and was 21 of 25 (84 percent) from the line.
South Dakota was up 43-31 at the break and Mooney, Simpson and Hagedorn teamed up for a 15-10 run to open the second half, pushing the advantage to 58-41 with 12:30 to play. Oral Roberts cut it to 62-51 with 8:29 left but the Coyotes held onto their double-digit lead for the win.
Sam Kearns scored 18 points with nine assists for the Golden Eagles (7-14, 3-3) who are on a three-game skid.