Local

Coyotes Nipped By K-State

Coyotes Nipped By K-State

Kansas State survived a three-quarter shot at the buzzer to beat South Dakota 64-62 Tuesday night.

The Coyotes jumped out to a 15-4 lead, led 31-26 at halftime and by three, 57-54, with six minutes to go, but went 0 of 5 from the field the rest of the way. Kansas State scored nine of its final 12 points following offensive rebounds and got five points on one possession to take the lead for good, 59-57, with 4:54 remaining. Southwell and Thomas Gipson combined to score the final 10 points for the Wildcats (6-3), who improved to 20-0 all-time against Summit League opponents.

Senior center Trevor Gruis tied his season-high of 18 points and had nine rebounds to lead the Coyotes (3-6), who have lost three in a row by a combined 11 points. Gruis was 7 of 8 from the field, blocked three shots and finished one rebound shy of a double-double. He became the 34th Coyote to score 1,100 career points.

Sophomore guard Adam Thoseby played his best game as a Coyote and had six boards to go with a season-high 16 points. His layup with 5:53 to go gave USD its three-point lead. Thoseby was 6 of 10 from the field.

Kansas State was held to 38 percent shooting, but the Wildcats grabbed 18 offensive boards and took 18 more shots from the field than their visitors. Kansas State was 10 of 20 from the free-throw line, including a 1 of 7 effort in the final minute that almost cost the team a win.

The Coyotes had two possessions to cut into a 63-60 lead, but a missed three-pointer and a turnover sealed their fate. Kansas State opted to foul Brandon Bos with three seconds left and Bos hit both free throws to make it 63-62. The Coyotes fouled Gipson with two seconds left. Gipson made the first free throw, missed the second and Bos’ desperation heave fell short.

Bos saw a string of eight consecutive double-digit scoring efforts to start the season end Tuesday. All four of his points came from the free-throw line. Starters Tyler Flack and Trey Norris finished with eight points each for USD. Norris had seven assists and four steals.

The Coyotes return to Vermillion and will host Green Bay at 7 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 14) inside the DakotaDome.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Iowa Lawmakers Work Ahead of Holiday

Iowa state capital 2

Iowa lawmakers got an extra early start to this Memorial Day weekend.

in Local

Nebraska Lawmakers Vote to Allow Illegal Children to Have Licences

nebraska-state-capital

State lawmakers have moved to end Nebraska's status as the only state left that denies driver's licenses to the children of illegal immigrants.

in Local

Nebraska Governor Please with Spending Plan

money one hundred dollar bill

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is pleased with the $8.6 billion spending plan for the next two years.

in National

Making headlines this week

AP95041159581_28

A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.

in National

WATCH: The history of Memorial Day

23-overlay3

This All-American holiday took a long and winding road to become an annual tradition.