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Western Illinois vs South Dakota Final: 79-61 - Recap

Western Illinois grabbed a 79-61 win over South Dakota on Thursday, behind a 21-point effort from Garret Covington at Western Hall.

Western Illinois won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 2.5-point spread as favorites.

Western Illinois got 13 points from Jabari Sandifer and another 10 points from Michael Ochereobia. Jordan Foster contributed 4 assists, while Mohamed Conde cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

South Dakota got a 11-point performance from Tyler Flack, who was supported by 10 points from Brandon Bos. Tyler Larson had 3 assists in a losing cause for South Dakota, while Tyler Flack grabbed 5 rebounds.

Western Illinois led at halftime, 33-21.

Western Illinois had a 34-19 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.