SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Matt Mooney scored 20 and second-seeded South Dakota beat seventh-seeded Omaha 87-73 in the quarterfinals of the Summit League Tournament on Saturday night.
The Coyotes (25-7) led by 27 in the first half and easily held on to advance to a Monday semifinal matchup against Sunday's Denver-Oral Roberts winner.
South Dakota scored the first seven points of the game and had additional first-half runs of 12-0, 6-0 and 10-0 to lead 44-17.
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Matt Mooney scored 28 points and South Dakota beat Omaha 79-64 on Saturday afternoon.
The Coyotes (24-6, 11-2 Summit League) are on a six-game streak and are a half game behind leader South Dakota State (23-6, 11-1) in the conference standings. The two teams meet on Thursday to decide the conference championship and the No. 1 seed at the upcoming Summit tournament.
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Triston Simpson and Matt Mooney each scored 17 points and South Dakota defeated Fort Wayne 86-69 on Thursday night in a game in which the Coyotes never trailed.
South Dakota (21-6, 9-2 Summit League) built an 11-0 lead in the first three minutes and cruised from there. Bryson Scott put Fort Wayne on the board with a free throw and a layup before South Dakota went on a 10-0 run, including a pair of 3-pointers by Brandon Armstrong, to make it 21-3.
Last season: 12-19, third straight season with no postseason appearance.
Coach: Tim Miles.
Conference: Big Ten.
Who's gone: G Tai Webster, F Ed Morrow Jr. (transfer to Marquette), F Michael Jacobson (transfer to Iowa State), F Jeriah Horne (transfer to Tulsa), F Nick Fuller (graduate transfer at South Dakota).
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The attrition in the Nebraska basketball program continued Monday night, with forward Michael Jacobson becoming the fourth player since the end of the season to announce he would transfer.
Jacobson's departure follows those of sophomore forward Ed Morrow Jr. two weeks ago. Both were projected starters for 2017-18. Promising freshman forward Jeriah Horne and junior guard Nick Fuller also have left.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Forward Jeriah Horne has become the second Nebraska player this week to announce he will transfer.
Coach Tim Miles said Wednesday that he's disappointed Horne will be leaving but that he supports him. The forward played 29 games in a backup role as a freshman, averaging 4.3 points and 1.9 rebounds. Horne had a season-high 18 points in a win over Southern, one of his five double-figure performances.