INDIANAPOLIS -- Trevor Gruis scored 18 points and South Dakota withstood a late rally from IUPUI for a 71-67 win on Saturday.
South Dakota (10-15, 4-6 Summit League) led 64-54 before IUPUI (6-22, 1-10) closed the game on a 13-7 run.
P.J. Hubert's 3-pointer with 18 seconds left cut the lead to 68-64. After South Dakota missed the front end of a 1-and-1, Elijah Ray's 3-pointer with 10 seconds to go brought the Jaguars within 68-67.
Tyler Larson hit two free throws for South Dakota to put the Coyotes up 70-67 before Marcellus Barksdale was fouled and missed two attempts for IUPUI. Larson made one more free throw with 3 seconds left to preserve the win.
Mitch Patton led the Jaguars with 16 points. Ray added 12 points and Barksdale had 10.