The Coyotes (6-9, 1-0) surged ahead in the second half as Tyler Flack had two jumpers and a dunk to fuel an 11-3 run and push the lead to 49-38 near the midway mark.
Olson drilled a 3-pointer and two free throws to pull within three, but the Pioneers missed three 3-point attempts and two free throws in the final minute.
South Dakota shot 56.8 percent from the field and had a 29-21 advantage in rebounding.
Olson paced Denver with 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting.
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