Yotes Fall in Seattle

 

SEATTLE—Two long South Dakota droughts, each at the end of both halves, let No. 22 Washington off the hook in a 75-55 win Monday. South Dakota (6-3) cut a 16-point, second-half deficit to 54-50 with less than seven minutes to go and with Washington stars Jaden McDaniels and Isaiah Stewart tagged with their fourth fouls. The Coyotes missed two free throws to get within a single possession and mustered just two field goals the rest of the way as the Huskies improved to 6-1. Stanley Umude, the preseason Summit League Player of the Year, had 17 points and 13 rebounds for his second double-double in as many games for the Coyotes. But USD, the nation’s No. 1 three-point shooting team, made 4-of-23 from beyond the arc and shot just 34 percent for the game. McDaniels and Stewart, the Huskies’ fabulous freshmen, netted 20 and 16 points, respectively, and Stewart totaled 15 boards before fouling out in the final minute. Washington outscored its guests 19-3 over the final 5:39. Monday’s game capped a four-game road trip for South Dakota, it’s longest of the season. The Coyotes will return to Vermillion to start its longest home stand of the year, five games which begins Friday at 7 p.m. against Mount Marty.