VERMILLION, S.D. -- Estan Tyler scored 25 points off the bench on a 10-of-13 shooting performance including five 3-pointers and Kansas City earned a 90-86 win over South Dakota on Saturday night.
The Kangaroos' bench outscored South Dakota's bench 57-9. Along with Estan, Thomas Staton scored 19 points off the bench for Kansas City (5-13, 2-4 Summit) and Nate Rogers added nine points including a perfect 6 for 6 from the free-throw line.
South Dakota (7-11, 3-3) led by as many as nine points in the second half but surrendered a 32-21 run to the Kangaroos, which took a 69-67 lead after Tyler hit a 3-pointer with 9:01 remaining in the game. Kansas City never trailed from that point on.