South Dakota basketball stops Huskies, 75-59 Behind a great team defensive effort and 30 points from junior Turner Trofholz, the South Dakota men's basketball team (19-5, 5-4 NCC) knocked off the St. Cloud State Huskies (18-6, 6-4 NCC), 75-59, Feb. 12 at the DakotaDome.
With three games left in the regular season, the Coyotes bolstered their position in regional play with two key wins this weekend.
Trofholz was virtually unstoppable in the paint, where USD collected 38 of its points. Trofholz connected on 10-of-13 from the field and 10-of-15 at the free throw line.
South Dakota, who won the rebounding battle, 36 to 29, thanks in part to Steve Anderson's third-straight double figure rebounding night (11), caused the Huskies fits all night with its match-up zone.
The Coyotes picked up their shooting in the second half to lead their charge. USD made 50 percent from the field to finish at 49.1 percent (26-of-53) for the game. Behind the three-point arc, USD was 4-of-9 in the second period.
USD, who got 19 points from senior Josh Mueller finished at 33.3 percent (5-of-15) from three-point land and 69.2 percent on 18-of-26 shooting at the foul line.
Luke Tibbetts added another solid performance in his second-straight start, by scoring six points and handing out six assists. He also had two blocks and a steal.
On Saturday, Feb. 19, North Dakota comes to the DakotaDome for an 8 p.m. showdown.