- Associated Press - Thursday, December 29, 2016

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) - Trey Dickerson scored 17 points while Matt Mooney and Tyler Flack each added 16 points as South Dakota controlled Nebraska-Omaha 86-69 in a Summit League opener for the two teams Thursday night.

Mooney also collected seven steals, five boards, and four assists and Flack had six boards. Trey Burch-Manning had 11 rebounds - five on the offensive end - for South Dakota (10-6).

Zach Jackson led Nebraska-Omaha (7-7) with 14 points on 6-for-8 shooting.

The Coyotes led 8-0 after two minutes and the lead grew to 20-6 on a 3 by Tyler Peterson. A Mooney layup later made it 34-14 with 5:09 to go and South Dakota went to intermission with a 45-23 lead and was never threatened in the second half.

Omaha swept the season series last year. South Dakota leads the all-time series between the two teams 54-47.

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