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Purdue Fort Wayne upsets South Dakota State in Summit tourney

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Matt Holba scored 21 points and No. 7 seed Purdue Fort Wayne upset second-seeded South Dakota State 77-74 in a Summit League tournament quarterfinal.

Noah Freidel scored 35 points to lead South Dakota State.

Purdue Fort Wayne had a 75-71 lead with 22 seconds remaining. Freidel’s 3-pointer pulled the Jackrabbits to 75-74 with 14.4 seconds left, but Marcus DeBerry answered with an easy layup with 6.6 seconds to go.

The Jackjabbits were without a timeout, had Freidel on the bench and couldn’t get a shot off in time.

Purdue Fort Wayne will play the South Dakota-North Dakota winner in a semifinal.

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