South Dakota State holds off Middle Tennessee 65-61

December 27, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) Deondre Parks scored 16 points and South Dakota State survived bad free throw shooting to hold off Middle Tennessee State 65-61 on Sunday.

The Jackrabbits (11-3) went 15 of 33 from the foul line, 10 of 22 in the second half, but secured the win on Tevin King's free throw with 10 seconds left.

South Dakota State led 63-55 on a Parks free throw with 56 seconds left. After the teams traded turnovers, Darnell Harris hit a 3-pointer for the Blue Raiders. Before Harris hit another 3 at 17 seconds, SDSU went 1 of 4 from the line.

After Harris' second 3 made it 64-61, the Jackrabbits missed three free throws before King's clincher.

Ian Theisen added 13 points for SDSU, which had a 49-32 rebounding advantage.

Harris finished with 14 points for the Blue Raiders (7-4), who opened 2 of 16 from the field to fall behind by 11 before rallying to take a 31-27 lead at the half.