INDIANAPOLIS -- Trevor Gruis scored 26 points, helping South Dakota post an 87-69 victory over IUPUI on Thursday night.
South Dakota (10-18, 5-10 Summit) also had three other players score in double figures. Juevol Myles had 18 points, Casey Kasperbauer had 13 and Jordan Boots had 11, including three 3-pointers. Myles also had five assists.
South Dakota made 20 of 25 free throws, compared to just 4 of 11 for IUPUI (6-24, 1-14).
Esposito also had seven assists and Rice collected seven rebounds.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.