USD rolls to 104-78 win for fifth victory

USD rolls to 104-78 win for fifth victory In an amazing 3-point display, South Dakota senior shooting guard Paul Marshall tied a school record with eight 3-point baskets to lead the South Dakota men's basketball team (5-0) to a 104-78 nonconference win over Western State (1-4) at the Sioux Valley/Wells Fargo Basketball Classic in Sioux Falls on Dec. 1.

Marshall knocked home eight of 10 3-point baskets, including seven in the first half, and scored 26 points. He hit nine of 13 field goals in 24 minutes of action

South Dakota's freshman point guard Josh Mueller added 20 points, handed out five assists and recorded two steals while hitting four of six 3-point baskets. South Dakota senior forward Jimmie Foster had 16 points, four assists and four rebounds.

Overall, five Coyotes hit double figures, including Eric Holmstadt with 13 points and nine rebounds and J.D. Roberts with 10 points.

South Dakota hit 13 of 21 3-pointers for 61.9 percent. Western State made just six of 16 3-point baskets.

Overall, South Dakota hit 34 of 67 field goals for 50.7 percent and they made 23 of 34 free throws for 67.6 percent.

The Coyotes had 10 steals and committed just 11 turnovers. South Dakota held a 34 to 33 rebound advantage. Anderson had 7 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals while Eric Hickbottom tallied 8 points and four rebounds.

Western State hit 25 of 52 field goals for 48.1 percent and 22 of 27 free throws for 81.5 percent. Andy Gurzick had 21 points to lead Western State. He hit seven of eight field goals including both of his 3-point shots. Three other Mountaineers scored in double figures including Ryan Jobe with 13, James Anderson, 12 and Scott Rapson, 11.

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