VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Charlie Westbrook tied his career high with 32 points, helping South Dakota erase a big early deficit and beat IUPUI 88-78 on Thursday night.
Westbrook, who also scored 32 in a Jan. 7 win over UMKC, was 12 of 18 from the field and added six rebounds and six assists for the Coyotes (7-11, 2-7 Summit). Louie Krogman chipped in 21 points, including four 3-pointers, and nine assists, and Trevor Gruis scored 18 on 9-of-11 shooting. South Dakota was 34 of 61 (56 percent) from the field.
Alex Young scored 27 points and Ian Chiles had 18 for the Jaguars (8-13, 2-7 Summit), who opened the game on a 16-5 run but ended up with their fifth straight loss in the first-ever meeting between the schools.
South Dakota rallied to take a 35-34 lead into halftime and went ahead for good on a Westbrook layup with 13:12 to play.