Full recap: Coyote’s men dominate North Dakota for first Summit League win

GRAND FORKS, ND (USD) – Mason Archambault and Kruz Perrott-Hunt scored 19 points apiece as Hunter Goodrick picked up 18 rebounds to lead South Dakota to a 75-68 victory over North Dakota on Monday at the inside the Betty Engelstad Arena on Monday.

That ended a three-game slippage for the Coyotes (8-7, 1-3 Summit) who claimed their first real road victory of the season. South Dakota will look to start a new streak this week with home games against Denver (Thursday) and Omaha (Saturday).

It was a real team effort for South Dakota, which saw Damani Hayes return to action but played without starter Xavier Fuller for the second game in a row. Archambault and Perrott-Hunt led four Coyotes who scored in double digits. Boogie Anderson, who started in Fuller’s place, scored a career-high 14 points on 7 out of 10 shots with a number of dazzling plays. Tasos Kamateros added 10 points. Goodrick’s rebound tally is the highest by a Coyote since 2012.

Paul Bruns led North Dakota (4-13, 0-4) with 21 points and eight rebounds. The Hawks also had four double digits in range. Tsotne Tsartsidze had 13 points while Bentiu Panoam and Matt Norman scored 11 each.

It was South Dakota’s first win in the series in five games, though all of those contests took place outside of Vermillion. The Coyotes led 39-28 at halftime and to 17-60-43 with nine minutes remaining. North Dakota crept up to five points at 69-64 on two free throws from Norman with 41 ticks left. Perrott-Hunt and Archambault froze him at the free throw line.

The Coyotes only made it 2 of 15 beyond the arc, but used their inside advantage and some 1-on-1 moves from Anderson to bolster their lead. South Dakota edged UND 38-24 in paint. Goodrick had four of South Dakota’s 12 offensive rebounds.

Perrott-Hunt scored 11 of 19 in the first half and was troubled by fouls for part of the second. Archambault had 17 points after the intermission to lead the way. The Coyotes shot 47 percent from the field despite the three-point numbers.

(Bryan Boettcher, USD Sports Information, contributed to this report.)


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