USD men's basketball team opens with victory The University of South Dakota men's basketball team successfully opened the 2001-02 season with a 98-85 nonconference win over Missouri Western State College Nov. 20 in the DakotaDome.
Josh Mueller had 23 points, eight assists and three steals in his first game in a Coyote uniform. Steve Anderson also had an outstanding performance with 12 points and 22 rebounds.
In all, the Coyotes had five players in double figures led by senior shooting guard Paul Marshall who tallied 27 points, including three 3-point shots and he made all eight of his free throws. J.D. Roberts had 15 points and 13 rebounds in his first game as a Coyote. All-NCC performer Jimmie Foster had 10 points, five rebounds and three assists.
For the game, South Dakota hit 30 of 69 field goals for 43.5 percent and six of 22 3-point field goals for 27.3 percent. South Dakota made 32 of 40 free throws for 80 percent. The Coyotes had a commanding 53-38 advantage in rebounds.
Missouri Western made 35 of 82 field goals for 43 percent and eight of 23 3-point field goals for 35 percent. They were seven of 13 from the free throw line for 54 percent.
The University of South Dakota Coyote women's basketball team successfully opened the 2001-02 season with a 81-62 nonconference win over the Wayne State Wildcats at the Tri-State Classic in Sioux City, IA on Friday night.
Newcomer Mandy Koupal, who sat out last year after transferring to USD, led the Coyotes with 24 points and 14 rebounds, three blocked shots and a steal. With Koupal, the Coyotes had three players in double figures.
Junior forward Heather Nelson had 15 points including two 3-point baskets. Sophomore shooting guard Krista Orsack also scored 15 points.
For the game, the Coyotes hit 28 of 75 shots for 37.3 percent, including eight of 20 3-point baskets for 40 percent. They were 17 of 23 from the free throw line for 73.9 percent.
Wayne State hit just 17 of 55 shots for 30.9 percent and were seven of 21 from 3-point range for 33.3 percent. They hit 21 of 32 free throws for 65.6 percent.
Tracy Williamson and Karen Hochstein led the Wildcats with 16 points while Dodie Martin chipped in with 15 points, seven rebounds, and two assists.
Hochstein tied Koupal for rebound honors with 14 boards. Dawn Sudbeck had 8 points, four rebounds, three assists and five steals in 20 minutes of action.
Amanda Iverson had 7 points and eight rebounds while Alissa Koronkiewicz added 6 points and seven rebounds.
The Coyotes won the rebound battle, 49-45. A key difference in the game was turnovers as South Dakota committed just nine and forced the Wildcats in 18 miscues.