Nour’s last-second bucket nets win

Nour's last-second bucket nets win USD's Brck Seim (15) found himself in the middle of a swarm of Coyote fans on the DakotaDome court after USD upset the fourth-ranked Minnesota State Mavericks 70-69 Feb. 11. Falling on his back, junior David Nour put the ball high off the glass and in with one second remaining as the South Dakota men's basketball team (18-5, 4-4 NCC) upset the fourth-ranked Minnesota State Mavericks (19-4, 5-3 NCC), 70-69, Feb. 11 at the DakotaDome.

After Nour's basket, the Coyotes' Steve Anderson, who had a team-high 10 rebounds, knocked the ball out-of-play on MSU's in-bound attempt, to preserve USD's win.

All-American Jamel Staten, who had a double-double with 26 points and 16 rebounds, hit three free throws with 45 seconds left pull the Mavericks with in one. After Turner Trofholz missed a basket in the paint, MSU's Joe Williams scored with eight seconds remaining to give the Mavericks their short-lived lead, 69-68.

Trofholz finished with his second highest point total of his career, 29, while pulling down seven rebounds. His career-high of 33 came against the Mavericks on Jan. 29.

Senior Josh Mueller scored 19 points, handed out six assists, pulled down five rebounds and had four steals, while fellow senior Luke Tibbetts added 11 in his first start of the season for the Coyotes.

For the game, USD, who scored 13 points off of 15 MSU turnovers, shot 44 percent (22-of-50) from the field, including 29.4 percent (5-of-17) behind the three-point line. At the free throw, the Coyotes, who had a 30-16 advantage in attempts, made 21 for 70 percent.

In contrast, MSU shot 36.9 percent (24-of-65) from the field and was 9-of-25 (36 percent) from three-point land. The Mavericks did make 12 of their free throw attempts for 75 percent.

Luke Anderson scored 18 for the Mavericks, while Gameli Ahelegbe added 10. The Coyotes held guard Andy Moeller scoreless. Moeller had put 16 points on USD in the previous meeting, including two key three-pointers down the stretch.

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