S Dakota hangs on for 71-67 win over N Dakota St
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) Casey Kasperbauer scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and South Dakota hung on for a 71-67 win over North Dakota State on Wednesday night.
Brandon Bos added 12 points, while Tyler Larson contributed 10 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds for South Dakota (9-9, 3-1 Summit League). Trey Norris also had 10 points for the Coyotes, who shot just 37.5 percent from the field on 56 attempts but held a commanding 24-6 advantage in made free throws.
North Dakota State (11-6, 3-1) reclaimed the lead late in the second half with a 7-0 run capped by a bucket from Lawrence Alexander that made it 61-60 with 3:15 to go. But after two more lead changes, South Dakota jumped ahead for good with Larson's layup that made it 65-63 with 1:01 left and held on down the stretch.
Alexander led North Dakota State with 20 points, Kory Brown added 15 and Carlin Dupree 12.