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South Dakota takes down Florida Gulf Coast 89-81 in OT



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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Casey Kasperbauer scored a career-high 31 points on 11-for-20 shooting to lead South Dakota past Florida Gulf Coast 89-81 in overtime Monday night.

Tied at 71 at the end of regulation, Eric Robertson started overtime with a 3-point play to give South Dakota (7-6) the lead for good.

Marc-Eddy Norelia's two free throws cut the deficit to one, but Robertson gathered an offensive rebound and laid it in for a 76-73 lead with 3:43 left.

FGCU led 71-68 at the end of regulation after a Norelia jumper with 46 seconds left. But Tre Burnette's 3-point play tied it with 33 seconds left.

FGCU (6-6) turned it over, but Burnette missed a 3 as time expired.

Kasperbauer was 7 of 14 from 3-point range against a Florida Gulf Coast team that entered the contest leading the nation defending the 3, holding opponents to 23.7 percent.

Christian Terrell led the Eagles with 25 points.

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