DENVER (AP) -- Matt Cadwell scored 18 points and 11 rebounds as
South Dakota State defeated cold-shooting Denver 67-56 Sunday.
Kai Williams added 11 points and nine rebounds and Michael Loney
had 10 points for South Dakota State (2-7), which won consecutive
games after losing six straight. The Jackrabbits had 19 turnovers.Antonio Porch led Denver (1-7) with 13 points and Tyler Bullock
had 11 points. The Pioneers shot 31 percent for the game and were
9-for-34 in the second half.Denver was 2-for-21 shooting in the first 14 minutes of the
second half and South Dakota State capitalized extending its
halftime lead to 47-31 after a 3-pointer by Garrett Callahan with
14:41 left. Two free throws by Porch and Bullock's layup for the
Pioneers reduced the lead to 62-54 with 1:01 remaining, but
Callahan hit four free throws in the last minute to seal the win.South Dakota State had a 12-0 run and nine points from Cadwell
to lead 32-27 at the break. Williams and Mackenzie Casey had
3-pointers in the run that turned a 17-11 deficit into a 23-17
lead. Denver closed the gap to five points with Porch's basket and
a 5-0 run at the end of the half.