South Dakota hits the road for the first time in Summit League play, facing St. Thomas at Schonecker Arena in St. Paul, Minnesota on Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Coyotes (6-7) played their best ball of the season with two wins at home against Kansas City and Oral Roberts just before the holiday break. Meanwhile, the Tommys (5-7) dropped his two roads in North Dakota and North Dakota.
A free stream of the game is available at tommiesports.com/watch.
how to hear
Carter Woodiel of Coyote Sports Network provides radio coverage at KVTK 101.5 FM/1570 AM in Yankton/Vermillion. Here is the link to that broadcast.
South Dakota and St. Thomas met for the first time last season, and the Tommys met for the first time at the Division I level. South Dakota won 70-43 in Vermillion and 73-46 in St. Paul. St He Thomas has a number of line-ups back from last year. Coyote, of course, features a new starting five.
South Dakota beat Kansas City and Oral Roberts to extend the program’s winning streak to 11, ending a strong six-game skid that stretched back to last season. Grace Larkins He started the party with a career-high 31 points against Kansas City. The rest of the team faced Oral Roberts when Larkins ran into foul trouble. The defense lasted until the end, and he shot 29% of his shots from the field combined.
St. Thomas wants a signature win. Tommy went 7-21 and 4-14 overall at last year’s summit. This is the first time since moving from the Division III level. The team’s best non-conference win came against Purdue Fort Wayne, a team he has won twice in Division I this season. A 12-point loss at UNI was a promising start to the season, with the Tommys losing to Illinois-Chicago in overtime. St. Thomas lost to Wisconsin by eight points behind him.
St. Thomas are statistically the top defensive team in the league, shooting less than 3-27% against their opponents, but their attacking points are at a premium. Tommy was 5/32 from downtown in the 70-56 loss in North Dakota and he was 5/17 in his 74-56 loss in North Dakota.
Jade Hill is the team’s top scorer with 11 points per game and, like South Dakota St. Thomas, is looking for points from many players. Jo Langbehn, Sammy Opichka and Maggie Negaard each average 9 points per night.
just one last
It’s a different team this year, but the program numbers continue. The Coyotes are 27-4 in Summit play, dating back to their loss in Denver three years ago. All four of his losses occurred at Brookings.