Mooney with 28 points leads South Dakota past Omaha 79-64
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) Matt Mooney scored 28 points and South Dakota beat Omaha 79-64 on Saturday afternoon.
The Coyotes (24-6, 11-2 Summit League) are on a six-game streak and are a half game behind leader South Dakota State (23-6, 11-1) in the conference standings. The two teams meet on Thursday to decide the conference championship and the No. 1 seed at the upcoming Summit tournament.
South Dakota shot 47 percent from the field compared to 35 percent for Omaha and had a 44-34 rebounding advantage.
South Dakota stretched it to 62-38 in the second half and cruised to the win.
Mitchell Hahn scored 16 points with seven rebounds for the Mavericks (9-19, 4-8). Daniel Norl added 15 points.
Updated February 17, 2018