FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Kory Brown set career-highs with 21 points and 15 rebounds and North Dakota State held on to beat South Dakota 66-65 on Wednesday night.
A.J. Jacobsen hit two free throws to give North Dakota State (12-6, 2-2 Summit) a 66-60 cushion with 2:48 left. But an Austin Sparks jumper and free throw spurred a 5-0 South Dakota scoring spurt which cut the Bison lead to one with 22 seconds left.
After Khy Kabellis missed a free throw, the Coyotes had a final possession to win it but Shy McClelland missed a jumper with three seconds left.
Paul Miller had 14 points and Jacobsen added 13 points for the Bison, who are 8-1 in their last nine against South Dakota.
Casey Kasperbauer scored 19 points to lead South Dakota (9-10, 1-4), which has lost four of five. McClelland added 14 points for the Coyotes.