South Dakota gets late 3-pointer, wins 76-73
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP)—Jake Thomas’ sixth 3-pointer of the game with 39 seconds left gave South Dakota the lead and the Coyotes held on for a 76-73 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Sunday in the Duel of the Desert tournament.
Thomas scored 20 points to lead South Dakota (1-2). Tyler Cain had 16 points and eight rebounds, Kendall Cutler added 10 points and eight assists, and Roman Gentry made two free throws in the final seconds for the Coyotes.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (1-2) trailed by 10 with 6 minutes 15 seconds to play, but tied it on Flip Toncinic’s 3-pointer with less than 2 minutes to play. Kevin Palmer, who scored 25 points to lead the Islanders, scored with 56 seconds left when South Dakota’s Tyler Cain was called for goaltending, giving Texas A&M-Corpus Christi its only lead of the game at 73-71.