Combs, Hall lead IUPUI to 77-66 win over South Dakota
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) Darell Combs scored 19, including four 3-pointers, and Evan Hall added 14 points and eight rebounds to help IUPUI beat South Dakota 77-66 Friday in the Summit League opener for both teams.
Matt O'Leary scored 15 for IUPUI (5-11). The Jaguars, who came in shooting 39.3 percent from the field, made 27 of 54 shots.
IUPUI led by as many as 13 in the first half, but South Dakota (8-7) opened the second with an 8-2 run that gave the Coyotes a 41-40 lead, their first since the opening minute of the game.
O'Leary answered with a 3-pointer that sparked an 8-2 spurt by IUPUI and the Jaguars led rest of the way.
Eric Robertson's jumper pulled South Dakota within six with 2:15 left, but IUPUI made 7 of 8 free throws thereon to seal it.
Tre Burnette scored 19 to lead the Coyotes, who made a season-low two 3-pointers.