VERMILLION, S.D. — 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.