DENVER — Trey Burch-Manning pulled down a rebound and scored to gain the lead for good and Matt Mooney led with 23 points as South Dakota held off Denver 75-69 on Wednesday night, ending the Pioneers six-game winning streak.
Mooney sank five of six free throws in the last 19 seconds for South Dakota (11-7, 2-1 Summit League).
Denver (9-6, 1-1) had grabbed a 65-64 lead on a Daniel Amigo basket with 2:16 left, but after South Dakota's Carlton Hurst missed a 3-pointer, Burch-Manning grabbed the rebound; he had 12 boards, and scored to get the lead for good, 66-65. The game saw 14 lead changes and eight ties.
Hurst and Tyler Peterson each scored 11 for South Dakota and Trey Dickerson had 10.
Joe Rosga led Denver with 14 points, Amigo 13, C.J. Bobbitt 12, and Jake Pemberton 10. Amigo and Bobbitt each had 10 rebounds — Amigo's sixth double-double and Bobbitt's second.