Miller’s 26 points, Werner’s free throws propel N. Dakota St

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) Paul Miller scored 26 points, Dexter Werner drilled the game-winning free throws with five seconds left, and North Dakota State survived South Dakota State’s second-half comeback bid 70-69 on Wednesday night.

North Dakota State (12-5, 4-0 Summit League) led 41-28 at the half and 55-47 with 10 minutes to play. Trey Dickerson hit a free throw and Trey Burch-Manning added a jumper which sparked a 13-2 Coyotes’ run for a 60-57 lead.

From there it was back-and-forth to the finish

Werner finished with 17 points and seven boards.

Burch-Manning scored 15 to lead the Coyotes (12-8, 3-2), who entered the game 8-0 at home.