South Dakota cruises by Omaha 87-73 in Summit quarterfinals
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) Matt Mooney scored 20 and second-seeded South Dakota beat seventh-seeded Omaha 87-73 in the quarterfinals of the Summit League Tournament on Saturday night.
The Coyotes (25-7) led by 27 in the first half and easily held on to advance to a Monday semifinal matchup against Sunday's Denver-Oral Roberts winner.
South Dakota scored the first seven points of the game and had additional first-half runs of 12-0, 6-0 and 10-0 to lead 44-17.
Omaha closed the first half with an 11-2 run to get within 18 at halftime and closed within 13 early in the second half but got no closer.
Updated March 3, 2018