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W. Illinois rallies to beat SDSU men 82-74

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- Garret Covington scored 22 points with six 3-pointers and seven assists, Dalan Ancrum added 16 points with a career-high four 3s, and Western Illinois rallied for its first win over South Dakota State since 2009, 82-74 on Wed...

South Dakota State Jackrabbits guard Michael Orris (50) drives against Wichita State Shockers defenders Conner Frankamp (left) and Zach Brown (right) Dec. 22 at Charles Koch Arena. (Peter G. Aiken/USA TODAY Sports)
South Dakota State Jackrabbits guard Michael Orris (50) drives against Wichita State Shockers defenders Conner Frankamp (left) and Zach Brown (right) Dec. 22 at Charles Koch Arena. (Peter G. Aiken/USA TODAY Sports)

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) - Garret Covington scored 22 points with six 3-pointers and seven assists, Dalan Ancrum added 16 points with a career-high four 3s, and Western Illinois rallied for its first win over South Dakota State since 2009, 82-74 on Wednesday.

Brandon Gilbeck scored 12 points, grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds and blocked three shots, Delo Bruster added 10 points and Mike Miklusak had 11 boards for the Leathernecks (5-9, 2-1 Summit), who shot 16 of 40 from behind the arc (40 percent).

Trailing 39-33 at halftime, the Leathernecks tied it at 58 with 7:48 left on a Chris Snyder's jumper, which sparked a 13-2 run capped by 3s from Covington and Ancrum for a 72-63 Western Illinois lead. The Jackrabbits (8-10, 1-2) got no closer than five the rest of the way.

Michael Orris scored a career-best 17 with five 3s, Reed Tellinghuisen added 15, and Hess had 13 with a career-high 14 rebounds for South Dakota State (8-10, 1-2).

The Jackrabbits will take on Omaha at Frost Arena Saturday in Brookings. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

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