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Mason Archambault Helps Coyotes Take Down Tommies in St. Paul 81-67

South Dakota bounced back from a heartbreaking loss Thursday to top St. Thomas Saturday night by a final score of 81-67 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The Coyotes have now completed the season sweep of St. Thomas for the second year since the Tommies joined the Summit League. Entering the game at 1-7 in road games, South Dakota handed St. Thomas its first home loss of the season. The Tommies were previously 10-0 inside Schoenecker Arena. The win helped South Dakota to a 10-12 overall record and 5-5 in Summit League play. St. Thomas drops to 14-10 and 5-6 in the conference.

Improved shooting percentages in the second half led the way for South Dakota. After shooting 51 percent from the field and 27 percent from three in the first half, USD recorded a 61.9 percent shooting percentage and a 66.7 three-point percentage in the second 20 minutes of play. They also made 14-of-20 from the free-throw line in the second stanza after not attempting a free-throw in the first half. Overall, USD shot 55.8 percent from the floor and 45 percent from three.

Mason Archambault finished the night with 11 points, five rebounds, and six assists on 2-3 shooting from the field. Archambault was a perfect 6/6 from the free throw line.

The Coyotes stay on the road and close out the road trip at Oral Roberts Monday night in a rescheduled contest. The Golden Eagles defeated Omaha 73-64 tonight to stay undefeated in conference play and undefeated at home. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. from the Mabee Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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