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University of South Dakota head coach Dave Boots captured win No. South Dakota improved to 2 3 on the season with the win.
Boots, in his 24th season at South Dakota, is the 64th coach in men college basketball history to reach the milestone. Boots, in his 31st season, now has a record of 600 263.
had a lot of really, really good players, Boots said. you keep doing it as long as we done it here, you better have a lot of good players. They the ones that let you win the games. They get out and perform. We been blessed with that. We had an enormous number of really good assistant coaches. Most of those guys have played here and stayed on and become coaches for us. That one of the most special things I have with this.
Senior guard Charlie Westbrook (Milwaukee, Wis.) led the way with a season high 21 points for the Coyotes, while sophomore post Trevor Gruis (Ellsworth, Minn.) added 17 points and nine rebounds.
Saint Gelais came up with a pair of crucial plays in the final minutes to help the Coyotes secure the win. He hit two free throws with 1:43 left to give the Coyotes a 64 63 lead.
With the Coyotes holding a 65 63 lead with 38 seconds left, Saint Gelais grabbed an offensive rebound off of a missed shot and scored and was fouled. He hit the free throw to convert the three point play with 33 seconds left,
giving the Coyotes a 68 63 lead. Tabor would get no closer.
The Coyotes opened the game on an 8 3 spurt sparked by three points each from Krogman and Westbrook. However, Tabor came back to take a 13 12 lead on a three pointer by Kyle Wallace with 14:02 left in the half.
South Dakota held a 17 15 lead with 11:21 left, but stretched the lead to 30 19 with 2:25 left in the half thanks to a 13 4 run. The Coyotes took a 31 24 lead into the locker room.
The Bluejays came out strong in the second half, taking advantage of a South Dakota cold spell to open the frame. Tabor built a 39 35 lead with 14:51 left, going on a 15 4 run to open the final stanza.
South Dakota came back by scoring nine of the next 11 points, with Krogman scoring five points, and junior Allen Saint Gelais (Guadalupe, France) adding a dunk, to take a 46 41 lead with 10:53 left.
From there, the game stayed close much of the rest of the way, setting up the final minutes. Boots added eight points off the bench, while Krogman had two steals.
The Coyotes open Summit League play Thursday at Oakland University and then at IPFW on Saturday. But Monday win was the milestone for Boots.
is exactly where I wanted to be,
Boots said. is a great place to coach. USD is a special place to us. We appreciate everything that everybody has done for us.