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South Dakota vs Western Illinois Final: 84-74 - Recap

South Dakota earned a 84-74 victory over Western Illinois on Saturday, getting 21 points from Tasos Kamateros at Western Hall.

South Dakota was the ATS victor, as they covered the -7.5-point spread as a favorite.

Stanley Umude had 14 points for South Dakota and Kruz Perrott-Hunt chipped in with 12 points. Stanley Umude had 5 assists for them, while Stanley Umude was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

Western Illinois got 17 points from Colton Sandage in a losing cause and another 13 points from Will Carius. Tamell Pearson contributed 4 assists for them, while Tamell Pearson had 12 rebounds.

South Dakota was winning at the break before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored South Dakota as they grabbed 35 boards, while Western Illinois only had 30

South Dakota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Nebraska-Omaha. Western Illinois will aim to get back on the winning track at North Dakota.