Simpson leads South Dakota past Drake men

VERMILLION, S.D. — Triston Simpson matched his career high with 18 points, Trey Burch-Manning added 17 points and nine rebounds and South Dakota took over in the second half to defeat Drake 93-65 on Wednesday.

Tyler Hagedorn added 16 points and Matt Mooney added 14 for the Coyotes (8-3), who outscored the Bulldogs (4-4) by 24 in the second half.

Hagedorn and Burch-Manning combined for the last four points of the first half for a 47-43 lead at the break. After the Bulldogs’ Graham Woodward started the second half with a 3, South Dakota put together a 20-5 run to make it 63-51 with 12:44 to play.

Reed Timmer had 14 points for Drake.

SOUTH DAKOTA 93, DRAKE 65

At Vermillion, S.D.

DRAKE (4-4) — McGlynn 1-2 0-0 2, Woodward 2-6 0-0 5, McMurray 3-8 0-0 7, Rivers 1-2 1-2 3, Timmer 6-9 0-0 14, Schlatter 6-10 0-0 12, Kuenstling 0-0 0-0 0, Gibbs 1-5 0-0 3, Arogundade 4-7 0-0 11, Thomas 3-4 2-2 8. TOTALS 27-53 3-4 65.

SOUTH DAKOTA (8-3) — Burch-Manning 7-9 3-4 17, Hagedorn 6-15 2-2 16, Hurst 3-4 0-2 6, Mooney 5-12 2-2 14, Simpson 7-8 0-0 18, Sparks 1-2 0-0 2, Fuller 3-5 1-1 9, Doss 0-0 0-0 0, Umude 0-0 0-0 0, Peterson 4-8 0-0 9, Armstrong 1-2 0-0 2. TOTALS 37-65 8-11 93.

Halftime–South Dakota 47-43. 3-Point Goals–Drake 8-20 (Arogundade 3-4, Timmer 2-4, Gibbs 1-3, Woodward 1-4, McMurray 1-4, Thomas 0-1), South Dakota 11-22 (Simpson 4-5, Fuller 2-2, Mooney 2-5, Hagedorn 2-6, Peterson 1-3, Armstrong 0-1). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Drake 25 (Arogundade 7), South Dakota 27 (Burch-Manning 9). Assists–Drake 13 (McMurray 3), South Dakota 18 (Peterson, Mooney 6). Total Fouls–Drake 11, South Dakota 10. A–2,101.