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VERMILLION, SD—Mason Archambault scored a career-high 25 points, South Dakota set a Division I-era record with 17 three-pointers and the Coyotes earned a 105-70 win over Omaha on Saturday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. It was the third victory in six days for South Dakota (10-7), which earned its 10th victory of the season while drawing 3-3 in Summit League play. Omaha (3-16, 2-6 Summit) has lost four straight and five straight to South Dakota. South Dakota made 17 of 30 three-pointers while Omaha made 4 of 12. The Coyotes made 30 of 37 free throws while the Mavericks made 14 of 21. Archambault was instrumental in both columns. He made 2 of 5 from beyond the arc and 15 of 16 from the boards. He was the 10th best foul taker in the country at the start of the weekend. Archambault exceeded 20 points for the second time this season. “The game is easy when you make 17 threes,” USD head coach Todd Lee joked after the game. “Maybe it was contagious. Guys started doing it, and we didn’t shoot all three well, to say the least – we average about four in the league. But today we’re doing 17 and everyone got up and knocked them down so that was great to see.” The contagion started with Kruz Perrott-Hunt, Tasos Kamateros and Erik Oliver combining to make 7 out of 8 triples in the first 10 minutes of the match. Kamateros buried three of seven and scored 13 of 15 during that first streak. The USD was 9 of 14 since the start of the first half and led 57-33 at the break. “Tasos was very disappointed the other day with his shooting performance,” Lee said. “He came out on Friday and spent hours in the gym shooting, and you can see the results.” to knock down those 3. And then Keaton came along and did a great job. You can see why we’re high on him as a player. He’s going to be a really good player in our program.” Lee was talking about true rookie Keaton Kutcher who had his redshirt pulled Thursday night and scored his first collegiate points on Saturday. Kutcher made 3 of 6 three-pointers, 4 buckets of 8 overall and finished with 11. Omaha got 11 points apiece from Frankie Fidler and Felix Lemetti but couldn’t keep pace with South Dakota despite shooting 47 percent from the field. du Sud won the rebound battle 38 -26 and the turnover battle 11-9 Hunter Goodrick had 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Coyotes in recording his second straight double-double Kamateros had eight assists , a career high.”We played four games in eight days and I won three,” Lee said. “I couldn’t be more proud of our guys. I told them in the locker room that it shows their character and how tough they are. It was a great week.”

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