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Ed Harter Classic: DWU rallies to defeat DSU in overtime
November 12, 2010
MADISON, S.D. - The Dakota State University men's basketball team hosted their in-state rival Dakota Wesleyan in the annual Ed Harter Classic Friday night at the DSU Fieldhouse. The Tigers rallied to tie the game at regulation's buzzer and raced past DSU in overtime 74-60.
DSU dropped their overall record to 3-3. The Tigers, No. 20 in the NAIA Men's Basketball Division II Preseason Poll, raised their record to 5-1. DWU swept the season series with the Trojans (DWU won the first meeting 78-64 in Mitchell, S.D. on Oct. 30).
With DWU leading 17-16 with 8:24 left before halftime, the Trojans went on a 9-0 run to take a 25-17 lead with 4:44 left.
The Tigers limited DSU to two points in the final four minutes as the Trojans held a slim 27-26 halftime lead.
DWU led 42-41 with 8:20 left in regulation, the Trojans went on a 9-0 scoring tear to grab a 49-42 lead with less than six minutes remaining in the game.
The Tigers rallied to cut the Trojans within 51-50 with 46 seconds left in the game. DSU's Bryce Snyder hit 1-of-2 free-throw to put DSU up 52-50, but was rebounded by DSU. The Trojans missed the next two free-throw attempts and rebounded by DSU's Jordan Snyder. He made 1-of-2 free-throw as DSU extend their lead at 53-50 with 18 seconds left.
Chase Walder hit a 3-pointer as the Tigers tied the game at 53-53 with 11 seconds left. DSU answered back by Mike Larsen's 3-pointer to put the Trojans up 56-53 with 3.5 seconds left in the game.
DWU called a timeout. Walder dribbled down the court and hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime. The score was tied at 56-56 by end of regulation.
With the tenth tie in the game at 59-59 with 3:40 left in overtime, DWU went on a 12-0 run to expand their lead to 71-59 with 46 seconds and secured the victory.
The Tigers outscored the Trojans 18-4 in overtime. DWU was 15-for-18 from the free-throw line in overtime and 1-for-1 from the field. DSU was 0-for-8, including 0-for-5 from the 3-point line. All four points in overtime for DSU came from free throws.
Larsen led the Trojans with 23 points and recorded four steals. He was 5-for-16 from the field, including 4-for-8 from the3-point line. Larsen was 9-for-13 at the free-throw line. Spencer Adams added 16 points. He was 6-for-14 from the field and 4-for-7 from the 3-point line. Jordan Snyder added nine points off the bench.
Walder scored 28 points for DWU. He was 7-for-16 from the field, 6-for-14 from the 3-point line and a perfect 8-for-8 at the free-throw line. Brady Wiebe recorded a double-double of 15 points and 15 rebounds. He had three blocked shots and three assists. German Madueno added nine points.
Both teams struggled from the field. DWU shot 39.2 percent from the field (20-for-51) compared to the Trojans' 30.9 percent (17-for-55). DSU made 11 3-pointers compared to the Tigers' eight.
DSU suffered 22 turnovers in the game compared to 17 for DWU. The Tigers won the rebounding battle by a slim margin (42-40).
Dakota State looks to bounce back in the second game of the Ed Harter Classic on Sunday afternoon. The Trojans host their in-state rival No. 8 University of Sioux Falls. Tip-off is slated for 4 p.m. at the DSU Fieldhouse.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director