VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Carlton Hurst finished with 15 points Thursday night and South Dakota beat NAIA Doane 80-46 in an opening game of the Gulf Coast Showcase.

The Coyotes (4-0) never trailed, led 32-22 at halftime and pulled away with 17 straight points in the middle of the second half. South Dakota is off to its best start in the program's Division I history.

Trey Dickerson added 13 points, Trey Burch-Manning scored 12 points and Triston Simpson 11. Tyler Peterson and Dan Jech grabbed 10 rebounds each as South Dakota had a 48-27 advantage on the boards.

Nate Kuhl had 12 points and Lord Akah added 11 for Doane, which trailed by as many as 15 in the first half. Doane is an NAIA Division II program from Crete, Nebraska.

The Tigers closed within 34-26 early in the second half, but South Dakota had a 24-4 run to lead 58-30.