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USD Women Win, Men Lose

USD Women Win, Men Lose

It was a home win for the University of South Dakota women’s basketball team and a road loss for the Coyote men’s squad Thursday.

.—Nicole Seekamp scored 20 points and had nine assists and Margaret McCloud earned her fifth career double-double to lead South Dakota to an 81-71 win against Utah State Thursday evening inside the DakotaDome. The Coyotes (4-5) improved to 3-0 at home while Utah State (5-2) dropped the first of a four-game road trip.

Seekamp had 14 points, seven assists and six rebounds in the second half in rallying the Coyotes from a 39-35 halftime deficit. Her nine assists are a career high. She was 13 of 17 from the free-throw line and finished with seven boards.

McCloud, meanwhile, played 18 minutes off the USD bench, scored a career-high 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. She was 5 of 5 from the floor for 10 first-half points. She finished 8 of 9 from the field and 2 of 4 from the line.

Air Force got a game-high 24 points from Max Yon and 19 points from Marek Olesinski to earn a 94-86 win against South Dakota Thursday night inside Clune Arena. The win snaps South Dakota’s three-game winning streak. The Falcons (4-4) improved to 3-3 during a season-long, eight-game home stand.

Casey Kasperbauer made a career-best six 3-pointers and scored a season-high 20 points to lead South Dakota (3-4). Trey Norris added 15 points, five assists and three steals. Trevor Gruis and Brandon Bos had 14 and 13 points, respectively.

South Dakota led 40-32 at the break, but committed 21 fouls in the second half and watched the Falcons make 26 of 33 free throws during the final 20 minutes of the game. USD had seven fouls in the first half, but were whistled for that many in the first five minutes of the second. All five USD starters had at least four fouls.

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