SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Grant Nelson led North Dakota State with 23 points and Tajavis Miller sealed the victory with a layup with 15 seconds left as the Bison knocked off South Dakota 70-68 on Sunday in the quarterfinals of the Summit League Tournament.
Nelson added 11 rebounds for the Bison (15-16 Summit League). Boden Skunberg scored 17 points and added five rebounds. Miller shot 4 for 8, including 3 for 6 from beyond the arc to finish with 12 points.
A.J. Plitzuweit led the way for the Coyotes (12-19) with 17 points. Kruz Perrott-Hunt added 16 points and six assists for South Dakota. In addition, Tasos Kamateros finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds. The loss was the Coyotes’ sixth in a row.
Nelson scored 13 points in the first half for North Dakota State, who led 33-25 at halftime. Miller put up 12 points in the second half for North Dakota State, including their game-winning shot in the final minute.
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