-- With the win over Denver, South Dakota improves to 9-0 at home this season.
* South Dakota 82, Denver 56 | DU Recap // USD Recap
VERMILLION, S.D. (goyotes.com) -- South Dakota limited Denver to five field goals in the second half and got 13 points each from Tia Hemiller and Lisa Loeffler in an 82-56 win in front of 1,450 fans inside the DakotaDome on Wednesday night.
It was the first meeting between the two teams since last year's Summit League Tournament Championship game in Sioux Falls. The Coyotes won that game 82-71 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
This game was defined by a 24-6 run by South Dakota out of halftime. The Coyotes (16-5, 6-2 Summit) scored the final nine points of the first half to take a 42-37 advantage into the break, and didn't stop the run there.
* Summit League game