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NCAA Game Summary - Denver at South Dakota



(Saturday, January 11th)

Final Score: South Dakota 59, Denver 54

Vermillion, SD (SportsNetwork.com) - Trevor Gruis registered a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds as the South Dakota Coyotes posted a 59-54 win over the Denver Pioneers in Summit League play at the DakotaDome.

Also scoring in double figures for the Coyotes (6-9, 1-0 Summit) was Brandon Bos with 15 points as the team posted a third straight win.

Brett Olson tallied a game-high 22 points on 4-of-6 shooting behind the 3- point line for the Pioneers (7-9, 0-1), followed by Chris Udofia with 10 points and a team-best six rebounds as the squad bowed for the third time in four outings.

Shooting a sizzling 63.2 percent from the field in the first half, South Dakota should have produced a significant lead at the break, but the team was ahead by a score of just 34-31 after Denver made good on 50 percent from the field.

In the second half the advantage for the Coyotes was stretched to 11 with just under 12 minutes remaining, thanks in large part to a defense that limited the visitors to a woeful 6-of-23 from the floor and 1-of-10 shooting beyond the arc over the final 20 minutes of action.

In a game that featured seven ties and four lead changes, South Dakota survived 15 turnovers by building a 29-21 rebounding advantage.

01/11 19:50:23 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
1st Intermission
WIN 2
CAR 1
 
3rd
KAN 0
SFG 3
 
2nd
MIA 29
HOU 41
 
2nd
MIN 46
IND 37
 
2nd
OKC 37
UTA 45
 
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
POR
 
10:00pm Tonight
LAL
PHO
 
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
LAC
 
2nd
LALAF 20
ARKST 9
 
3rd
NJD 3
NYR 1
 
2nd Intermission
BOS 2
SJS 3
 
3rd
NYI 2
TOR 5
 
2nd
MON 0
DET 1
 
1st Intermission
NAS 1
ARI 1
 
1st Intermission
WIN 2
CAR 1
 
1st
CHI 0
PHI 0
 
1st
DAL 1
VAN 0
 
9:00pm Tonight
COL
FLA
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CAL
TAM