Purdue Fort Wayne upsets South Dakota St. in Summit tourney
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Matt Holba scored 21 points and No. 7 seed Purdue Fort Wayne upset second-seeded South Dakota State 77-74 on Saturday night in a Summit League tournament quarterfinal.
Purdue Fort Wayne (14-18) will play Sunday’s South Dakota-North Dakota winner in a semifinal on Monday night.
Noah Freidel scored 35 points to lead South Dakota State (22-10), which has lost two straight since having an eight-game win streak snapped. Alex Arians added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Jackrabbits.
Purdue Fort Wayne had a 75-71 lead with 22 seconds remaining. Freidel’s 3-pointer pulled the Jackrabbits to 75-74 with 14.4 seconds left, but Marcus DeBerry answered with an easy layup with 6.6 seconds to go. The Jackrabbits were without a timeout, had Freidel on the bench and couldn’t get a shot off in time.