Western Illinois Downs South Dakota 61-59 - Match Report

South Dakota was burned for 27 points by Ceola Clark III on Saturday as Western Illinois picked up a 61-59 win at Western Hall.

Western Illinois won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 9.5-point spread.

Western Illinois got 15 points from Jack Houpt and another 7 points from Adam Link. Ceola Clark III contributed 4 assists, while Michael Ochereobia cleaned the glass with 6 rebounds.

South Dakota got 19 points from Juevol Myles in a losing cause and another 19 points from Trevor Gruis. Juevol Myles contributed 3 assists for them, while Trevor Gruis had 9 rebounds.

The rebound battle favored South Dakota as they grabbed 34 boards, while Western Illinois only had 27.