VERMILLION, S.D. -- Alshwan Hymes scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead Canisius to a 73-69 victory over South Dakota on Tuesday night.
Canisius led 27-16 with 8:01 left in the first half and was up 37-29 at the break.
But South Dakota rallied in the second half to tie 47-47 with 12:26 left. Greg Logins responded with a three-point play to put the Griffins back ahead 50-47.
The Coyotes closed within 71-69 on Thomas' 3-pointer with 17 seconds to go, but Vazquez-Simmons converted two free throws for the final margin.