Freshman Isaiah Stewart scored 16 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and fellow freshman Jaden McDaniels added 20 points to lead No. 22 Washington to a 75-55 win over South Dakota on Monday night in Seattle.
The Huskies (6-1) played a game for the first time since Nov. 24, when they beat San Diego. Washington earned its fourth straight victory.
Stanley Umude scored 12 of his team-leading 17 points in the second half and pulled down 13 rebounds for the Coyotes (6-3). Cody Kelley had 11 points, and Tyler Hagedorn, South Dakota’s leading scorer at almost 19 points per game, managed just 10 points on a difficult night of shooting. He made four of his 19 shots.
South Dakota, the No. 1 team in the nation in 3-point shooting at 47.4 percent (63 of 133), sank just 4 of 23 long-range attempts for the game and only 1 of 10 in the second half.
The Coyotes made only 27.3 percent of their field-goal attempts in the first 20 minutes but trailed 32-23 at halftime despite stretches of six and four minutes without a point.
McDaniels produced 15 of his points in the first half.
The second half saw the Huskies take a 39-23 lead when Stewart drove the lane on a fastbreak and dunked. But the Coyotes hung in and gradually chipped away at the deficit, trailing 49-45 on a Tyler Peterson with 8:42 to play.
The Coyotes were in the double bonus in free throws from the 6:36 mark of the second half. They had a chance to cut the Washington lead to two at that point, but Hagedorn missed two free throws, and the Huskies went on an 11-2 run over the next four minutes to re-establish control.
–Field Level Media