MACOMB, Ill. (GoYotes.com) – Despite foul trouble and Stanley Umude’s absence in the second half, the South Dakota Coyotes came away with the 65-60 win over Western Illinois Friday night inside Western Hall.
The Coyotes (7-6, 5-0 Summit) extend their win streak to six games and stay undefeated in conference play while the Leathernecks (2-10, 0-5 Summit) are still in search of their first win of 2021.
USD was led by sophomore forward Tasos Kamateros with 15 points. The Athens, Greece, native tied his career high set last season on 7-of-12 shooting from the field and grabbed four rebounds on the night. Two other Yotes recorded double figures in A.J. Plitzuweit with 13 points and Xavier Fuller with 14 points.
Will Carius and Tamell Pearson led the Leathernecks with 21 and 19 points respectively.
After staving off a second half comeback from Western Illinois, the South Dakota Coyotes completed the weekend sweep with the 84-74 win Saturday night inside Western Hall.
With the win the Yotes (8-6, 6-0 Summit) earn their seventh straight victory and stay unbeaten in Summit League play. Western Illinois (2-11, 0-6 Summit) drops its seventh straight game and will look to earn its first win in League play next weekend.
All five Coyote starters reached double figures in scoring led by sophomore Tasos Kamateros who notched a career-high of 21 on 8-of-12 shooting. The Athens, Greece, native also went 5-of-5 from the line. After not reaching double figures for the first time this season Friday night, senior Stanley Umude recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Xavier Fuller and A.J. Plitzuweit both recorded 11 points while Kruz Perrott-Hunt reached double figures for the first time in his Coyote career with 12 points.
South Dakota returns home this coming weekend to host Omaha. Tip off on Friday is set for 8 p.m. while tip on Saturday is set for 7 p.m.