(From the USD sports desk)
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – A double-double from Tyler Hagedorn and four players in double-figure scoring helped the South Dakota men’s basketball team to a 68-58 victory Thursday night at Fort Wayne. The Coyotes have now won three-straight games against Fort Wayne and two-straight inside the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.
Trey Burch-Manning, Tyler Peterson and Hagedorn all tallied a team-high 12 points while Matt Mooney added 10 points for the Coyotes who improve to 15-5 overall and 3-1 in the Summit League. Fort Wayne falls to 12-8 overall and 1-2 in league action. Hagedorn tallied his second double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds, helping the Coyotes out-rebound the home team 46-36.
South Dakota grabbed 13 offensive rebounds with four retrieved by Hagedorn. South Dakota’s bench outscored Fort Wayne 13-1 with seven points coming from Armstrong and six from Nick Fuller, who also grabbed four rebounds. Bryson Scott led Fort Wayne with 26 points on 9-of-21 field goal attempts while Xzavier Taylor and Kason Harrell each had 10 points. John Konchar grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds.
The Coyotes return to their home floor Wednesday hosting Oral Roberts with a 7 p.m. tip-off.