VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) -- Jake Bittle had a crucial steal and then sank a pair of free throws with 5 seconds left as South Dakota State hung on for a 70-68 win over South Dakota on Saturday.
Leading 67-59 with just under 4 minutes to play, South Dakota State (12-10, 4-3 Summit League) had to hold off South Dakota down the stretch as its advantage shrunk to 68-66 with 1:10 to go.
Bittle turned it around on a steal with 6 seconds to go, and got a trip to the free throw line, where he hit both shots to pad the lead against South Dakota's final layup at the buzzer.
Casey Kasperbauer led South Dakota (8-13, 3-4) with 17 points, Trevor Gruis had 16 and Trey Norris 14.
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