down Coyotes 77-46 A 17-0 first-half run helped the University of Cincinnati to defeat The University of South Dakota men's basketball team, 77-46, on Sunday at Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. The loss wrapped up a two-game road swing against Division I opponents for the Coyotes (0-2). USD lost its opener to Cornell University of the Ivy League on Friday. The Coyotes were led by 12 points each from Dylan Grimsley (Sr., Sioux City, IA) and Louie Krogman (Fr., White River). Cincinnati – which competes in the loaded Big East Conference – was led by Yancy Gates with 16 points. Things started out well for USD. After the game was tied at 4-4, USD went on an 11-4 run – keyed by five points from Grimsley – to take a 15-8 lead with 12:26 left in the first half. Then came a key 17-0 run which helped the Bearcats take a 25-15 lead with 7:45 left in the first half. That run was ended when USD's Mitch Begeman (Sr., Sioux Falls) drained a three-pointer to cut the Cincinnati lead back to seven. The Bearcats closed out the half by outscoring USD 12-6 to take a 37-24 lead into halftime. The Coyotes struggled shooting in the first half, hitting just 10-of-31 field goal attempts (32.6 percent). The Bearcats shot 48.6 percent from the field in the first half. In the second half, the Bearcats continued their strong offensive performance as they opened on a 22-2 run to pull away as they won their 2008-09 season debut. Deonta Vaughn, an All-Big East Conference first-team selection in 2007-08, added 12 points for Cincinnati. Tyler Cain (Jr., Rochester, MN) led USD with 12 rebounds to go along with his eight points. Begeman also added eight points. Krogman had four assists. USD resumes action on Friday, Nov. 21 at the Pepsi Tip-Off Classic in Mankato, MN. The Coyotes will face Post University at 3 p.m. that day. Notes: Cain is now the Coyotes' all-time leader in blocked shots. He entered the season tied for the all-time lead with Tim Hatchett at 182. Cain, who has three blocks so far this season, now holds the all-time record with 185…through two games, three Coyotes are averaging in double figures: Krogman (16.0 points per game), Grimsley (15.0) and Cain (12.5).