Coyotes down Hornets

VERMILLION, S.D.—Stanley Umude tied his season high with 21 points and Tyler Hagedorn added 18 more as South Dakota pulled away from Alabama State in the second half and scored a 73-59 win Monday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.

It was the second win in a row for the Coyotes (8-3) to begin a season-long five-game home stand. South Dakota has won all four home games by double digits.

Alabama State (1-7), yet to play at home this season, got a team-high 11 points and eight boards from Tobi Ewuosho, but couldn’t come away with its second win in a row. The Hornets shot 35 percent from the field (21-of-60) including a 6-of-24 effort from three-point range.

South Dakota, which begins finals week on campus, is off until Saturday when the Coyotes host Mayville State at 3:30 p.m. inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. Mayville State is an NAIA program from North Dakota which is off to a 9-2 start this season.