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Tyler Larson scores 22 as South Dakota comes back to beat Denver 74-69


DENVER — Tyler Larson scored 22 points, including two free throws in the final seconds, as South Dakota came back to beat Denver 74-69 on Sunday.

South Dakota trailed by 11 points early in the second half, but stormed back to go up by 13 with 3:35 left on Casey Kasperbauer's 3-pointer.

Larson's made free throws with 4 seconds left gave South Dakota a 72-69 lead. Denver turned the ball over on its possession and Dejon Davis sealed it with a layup before the buzzer.

Kasperbauer had 15 points for South Dakota (7-9, 1-1 Summit) and James Hunter added 12.

Brett Olson hit 9 of 14 shots and finished with 24 points for Denver (7-8, 1-1). Jalen Love and Marcus Byrd had 13 apiece, and Cam Griffin added 10.

Byrd converted four free throws, on back-to-back possessions, to give Denver an 11-point lead, its largest of the game, with 16:08 left.

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