MACOMB, Ill. — Tyler Hagedorn scored 19 points and pulled down nine rebounds, Matt Mooney added 12 points and eight boards and South Dakota cruised to an 80-54 win at Western Illinois on Thursday night.
South Dakota took a 4-2 lead on a Hagedorn layup before the game was two minutes old, stretched it to as many as 31 four times and sent all 14 players into the game.
The Coyotes (19-6, 7-2 Summit League) made 29 of 61 field goals (47.5 percent) with eight 3-pointers and out-rebounded Western Illinois 48-31. With the win, South Dakota keeps pace with South Dakota State (20-6, 8-1) atop the Summit and has won five of its last six, including a win at South Dakota State.
Western Illinois (10-11, 1-7) was led by 13 points from C.J. Duff and nine points each from Kobe Webster, Dalan Ancrum, and Isaac Johnson. Webster, who has had a breakout freshman year, was held to 3 of 12 shooting. The Leathernecks are in a four-game skid.