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Recap - South Dakota Defeats Western Illinois 65-60

Tasos Kamateros scored 15 points leading South Dakota to a 65-60 victory over Western Illinois at Western Hall on Friday.

South Dakota won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the -7.5-point spread.

South Dakota got 14 points from Xavier Fuller and another 13 points from A.J. Plitzuweit. A.J. Plitzuweit contributed 4 assists, while Damani Hayes cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Western Illinois got a 21-point performance from Will Carius, who was supported by 19 points from Tamell Pearson. Rod Johnson Jr. had 4 assists in a losing cause for Western Illinois, while Cameron Burrell grabbed 10 rebounds.

South Dakota trailed at halftime, $HalfScore.

South Dakota won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 33-31.