RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Tyler Hagedorn hit 11 of 13 from the floor to total 29 points with 10 rebounds as South Dakota held off a California Baptist rally for an 84-83 victory on Wednesday night.
The Coyotes had a comfortable lead, 50-32, at the break but had to mount their own rally to come back for the win. After falling behind late, South Dakota charged back to go up 81-77 after Stanley Umude slammed home a dunk with 23 seconds remaining. Hagedorn added a free throw, then Ty Rowell answered with his third trey of the night to close to 82-80 with eight seconds remaining. South Dakota’s Cody Kelley made two free throws to seal the win. California Baptist’s Milan Acquaah drained a 3 for the final score.
The Lancers, trailing 61-52 midway in the second half, had a 12-2 run to go out front 64-63 following consecutive 3-pointers by Rowell with 8:30 remaining.
Umude totaled 18 points and Kelley added 12 for South Dakota (6-1).
Acquaah finished with a career-best 37 points, making 5 of 12 from distance, for the Lancers (3-4).
South Dakota will travel to Northern Arizona Saturday for its next game. The Lancers will host UC Riverside on Wednesday.