Trofholz leads Coyotes to 92-56 victory The third-ranked South Dakota men's basketball team (5-0) rolled to a 92-56 victory over Winona State Friday afternoon at the Southwest Minnesota State Classic in Marshall, MN.
The Coyotes were led by sophomore forward Turner Trofholz, who had 20 points and a career-high 16 rebounds. The Schuyler, NE, native connected on 10-of-12 shots from the field and upped his season field-goal percentage to 73.2 percent (30-of-41).
USD held Winona State to 29.2 percent shooting from the floor (21-of-72), including just 2-of-24 3-point baskets (8.3 percent). The 36-point advantage was the largest margin of victory for South Dakota since a 100-62 win over William Penn last season (Dec. 4, 2002).
Senior forward Derek Paben recorded his third-consecutive game with at least 20 points, scoring 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting. Paben, a Pickrell, NE,
helped USD to a 44-24 halftime lead thanks to 5 first-half 3-pointers.
The Coyotes' hot shooting continued in the second half, knocking down 51.4 percent of their shots from the field in the final 20 minutes. For the game,
USD shot 48.1 percent (37-of-77) and out rebounded Winona State, 54-44.
Redshirt freshman Brock Seim (LeGrand, IA) came off the bench to score a career-high 13 points and grab nine rebounds in 17 minutes of action.
Junior guard Vincent McGill (Paterson, NJ) added 14 points, while junior forward Steve Anderson (Rapid City) had a solid all-around game with 10 points and seven rebounds.