Peterson, Mooney lead balanced S. Dakota past Oral Roberts
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) Tyler Peterson scored 14 points, Matt Mooney added 13 and South Dakota led most of the way to defeat Oral Roberts 86-72 on Saturday and stay at the top of the Summit League standings.
Five players reached double figures for South Dakota, which shot 51 percent (28 of 55) and was 22 of 27 at the free throw line. Tyler Flack, Triston Simpson and Tyler Hagedorn each scored 12 for the Coyotes (19-10, 10-4).
South Dakota remains tied atop the Summit with North Dakota State, which edged Western Illinois in double-overtime.
Emmanuel Nzekwesi and Albert Owens scored 17 points each for Oral Roberts (8-21, 4-11), which has lost seven of the last nine games since beating South Dakota Jan. 18.
At three games behind Western Illinois with one to play, the Golden Eagles are the lone team to miss the eight-team Summit League Tournament. South Dakota has set a program record with 10 wins in Summit play.