Coyote basketball team wins exhibition game

Coyote basketball team wins exhibition game The South Dakota men's basketball team shot 58.2 percent from the field as they won a 100-82 exhibition game over Athletes in Action in Rapid City.

Led by a pair of 20-point performances by senior Josh Mueller (Hartford) and junior Turner Trofholz (Schuyler, NE), the Coyotes got out to a 47-31 halftime lead and scored 53 points in the second half, to garner a win over a team that had previously defeated North Central Conference foes, North Dakota, Minnesota Duluth and Augustana.

Mueller finished with 20 points and 13 assists, while connecting on four-of-nine 3-pointers. Trofholz finished with 21 points on seven-of-nine shooting from the field and seven-of-eight from the charity stripe.

As a team, USD made 32-of-55 field goals and drained 57.7 percent (15-of-26) of their shots from behind the arc.

For a team that shot 73.5 percent from the free throw line last season, the Coyotes made 23-of-28 for 82 percent.

True freshman Dustin Little (Castlewood) converted four of his six 3-point attempts and finished with 16 points.

David Nour (Armour) and Aaron Green (Indianapolis, IN), a pair of transfers, also finished in double figures as they had 13 and 12 points, respectively.

Junior Brock Seim (LeGrand, IA) led the team in rebounds with six. He also had 8 points.

A portion of the game's proceeds will support the Rapid City Club for Boys.

The Coyotes will open regular-season play on Nov. 20, when they host South Dakota Tech at 3 p.m. in the DakotaDome.

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