Coyotes Ice Cold In Loss At North Dakota State
South Dakota went to Fargo Thursday night with visions of knocking off first place North Dakota State after playing the Bison to within three last month in Vermillion. Instead, the Coyotes put on a clinic of how not to win a basketball game – ever.
USD missed its first 14 shots, while the top field goal shooting team in the nation was scoring at will, leading by as many as 23 in first half, before cruising to a 82-54 win.
The Coyotes first field goal of the first half came off the bench when Eric Robertson layed one in with 6:02 left in the first half. That basket matched the entire effort of the USD starting five in the first 20 minutes, as the Coyotes first five was a combined 1-of-14 in the half.
USD did shoot the ball better in the second half (42%), but unfortunately for the Coyotes, so did NDSU (55%), as the Bison led by as many as 34 at one point.
North Dakota State got 15 points from Taylor Braun and Mike Felt, TrayVonn Wright added 14, Marshall Bjorklund 13. The Bison controlled the paint outscoring USD 37-18.
Karim Rowson was the only Coyote in double figures scoring 10 points.
South Dakota (12-16/6-7) plays at South Dakota State Saturday at 4:00pm.