The Coyotes (3-6,1-0 Summit) started conference play out as near as perfect as they could have dreamed by slapping Denver (1-7,0-1) upside the head in the tone of a 40 point margin. South Dakota made 14 of 26 three-point shots and 33 of 63 from the field. A.J. Plitzuweit (Vermillion, SD) had a career-high 31 points to go with 6 rebounds. Stanley Umude (San Antonio, TX) adding 17 points and 8 boards. Tasos Kamateros (Athens, Greece) totaled 13 points and 4 boards. For Denver, Tristan Green had 13 points and 7 boards.