Recap: IUPUI vs. South Dakota
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Led by a game-high 26 points by Trevor Gruis, the South Dakota Coyotes downed the IUPUI Jaguars, 87-69, in a Summit League tilt at The Jungle.
For the Coyotes (10-18, 5-10 Summit), Juevol Myles added 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists, Casey Kasperbauer finished with 13 points and Jordan Boots chipped in with 11 as South Dakota completed the season sweep of IUPUI.
Mitchell Patton led the Jaguars (6-23, 1-14) with 24 points, while Sean Esposito and Donovan Gibbs each scored 12 points and Greg Rice tallied 10 and pulled down seven rebounds.
South Dakota connected on 51.9 percent from the field and used a 15-1 scoring advantage at the free-throw line to take a 47-38 lead into halftime. IUPUI made 53.1 percent of its shots from the field before intermission.
After the break the Coyotes kept up the pressure, shooting 48.5 percent from the field. The Jaguars could not keep up, making 43.5 percent of their field goal tries, including 2-of-8 from 3-point range. South Dakota pushed the lead to as many as 21 in the second half as it cruised to victory.
The Coyotes finished the game outscoring the Jaguars 20-4 at the free-throw line. South Dakota held a 38-32 rebounding edge.Game Notes