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NCAA Game Summary - South Dakota at Western Illinois



(Thursday, January 23rd)

Final Score: Western Illinois 79, South Dakota 61

Macomb, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Garret Covington scored 21 points and pulled down seven rebounds as the Western Illinois Leathernecks came away with a 79-61 win over the South Dakota Coyotes in a Summit League showdown at Western Hall.

Also scoring in double figures for the Leathernecks (8-11, 2-2 Summit) were Jabari Sandifer with 13 points and both Michael Ochereobia and Tate Stensgaard with 10 as the team snapped a two-game slide.

The Coyotes (8-10, 3-1) were led by Tyler Flack with 11 points, while Brandon Bos and Adam Thoseby both dropped in 10. With the setback South Dakota had a five-game win streak come to an end.

Western Illinois scored the first points of the contest and never looked back, shooting 54.2 percent from the floor in the first half, en route to a 33-21 advantage at the break. South Dakota knocked down a total of just eight field goals through the first 20 minutes of action.

The Leathernecks exploded for an astounding 71.4 percent accuracy from the field following intermission, not to mention 14-of-16 at the free-throw line in order to capture the 18-point home win.

WIU survived 15 turnovers, by converting 62.2 percent from the field, including 7-of-10 behind the 3-point line on the night.

01/23 22:34:26 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
Final
NYM 4
ATL 3
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
Final
PIT 2
MIL 3
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
Final
TAM 1
NYY 5
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
Final
CHC 2
CIN 8
Final
TEX 2
CWS 16
Final
OAK 4
HOU 1
Final
LOS 4
ARI 1
Final
COL 9
PHI 10
Final
SDP 3
SFG 4
5th
BOS 0
BAL 4
 
Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
3rd
CHI 69
WAS 63
 
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
Final
BOS 4
DET 1
2nd
MON 1
TAM 1
 
10:00pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3