Scores

Final

South Dakota 61

(8-10, 3-1 Summit)

W Illinois 79

(8-11, 2-2 Summit)

8:00 PM ET, January 23, 2014

Western Hall, Macomb, Illinois

1 2 T
SDAK 21 4061
WIU 33 4679

Top Performers

South Dakota: T. Flack 11 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast

Western Illinois: G. Covington 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Western Illinois cruises by South Dakota 79-61

Associated Press

MACOMB, Ill. -- Garret Covington scored 21 points to lead hot-shooting Western Illinois to a 79-61 win over South Dakota on Thursday to give Jim Molinari his 300th win as a head coach.

The Leathernecks (8-11, 2-2 Summit League) hit 7 of 10 3-pointers on the way to a 62 percent shooting night and made 16 of 18 free throws. Jabari Sandifer had 13 points and Michael Ochereobia and Tate Stensgaard added 10 apiece.

Tyler Flack led the Coyotes (8-10, 3-1), which shot just 38.5 percent, with 11 points, Brandon Bos and Adam Thoseby had 10 each.

Western Illinois out-rebounded South Dakota by 15, limiting the Coyotes to 19 boards.

The Leathernecks were leading 15-14 12 minutes into the game but then went on an 11-0 run. Jordan Foster started it with a 3 and ended it with a layup. In between, Covington knocked two consecutive 3's.

It was 33-21 at the break.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SDAK
WIU
Points 61 79
FG Made-Attempted 20-52 (.385) 28-45 (.622)
3P Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 7-10 (.700)
FT Made-Attempted 15-19 (.789) 16-18 (.889)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 17 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 23, 2014 @WIU 79, SDAK 61Recap
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