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.