Scores

Final

South Dakota 55

(12-18, 6-8 Summit)

Denver 71

(16-14, 8-6 Summit)

    7:00 PM ET, March 9, 2014

    Sioux Falls Arena, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    1 2 T
    SDAK 32 2355
    DEN 38 3371

    Top Performers

    South Dakota: T. Gruis 12 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    Denver: B. Olson 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Denver rolls past South Dakota 71-55

    Associated Press

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Brett Olson made four 3-pointers on his way to 20 points as fourth-seeded Denver beat No. 5 South Dakota 71-55 on Sunday in the Summit League quarterfinals.

    Denver led 38-32 at halftime, then held South Dakota to 23 second-half points on 35 percent shooting. Olson's 3-pointer to start the second half gave Denver a nine-point lead.

    Bryant Rucker had 14 points for Denver (16-14) and Jalen Love added 12. The Pioneers forced 11 turnovers, leading to 20 points.

    South Dakota (12-18) was led by Brandon Bos with 13 and Trevor Gruis' 12. The Coyotes made five 3-pointers in the first half but made just 1 of 7 in the second.

    The Coyotes trailed 60-50 with 3:46 left, then only made one more field goal, a Tavian Pomlee 3-pointer with 40 second left, the rest of the game.

    Denver faces top-seeded North Dakota State in the semifinals on Monday.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SDAK
    DEN
    Points 55 71
    FG Made-Attempted 18-39 (.462) 25-48 (.521)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 10-22 (.455)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-23 (.565) 11-19 (.579)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 17 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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