South Dakota turns away IUPUI 71-67

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Trevor Gruis scored 18 points and South Dakota withstood a late rally from IUPUI for a 71-67 win on Saturday.

South Dakota (10-15, 4-6 Summit League) led 64-54 before IUPUI (6-22, 1-10) closed the game on a 13-7 run.

P.J. Hubert’s 3-pointer with 18 seconds left cut the lead to 68-64. After South Dakota missed the front end of a 1-and-1, Elijah Ray’s 3-pointer with 10 seconds to go brought the Jaguars within 68-67.

Tyler Larson hit two free throws for South Dakota to put the Coyotes up 70-67 before Marcellus Barksdale was fouled and missed two attempts for IUPUI. Larson made one more free throw with 3 seconds left to preserve the win.

Larson scored 13 for the Coyotes. Tyler Flack had 12 and Trey Norris added 10.

Mitch Patton led the Jaguars with 16 points. Ray added 12 points and Barksdale had 10. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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