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Last-Second Jumper Sinks Bobcats

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Brandon Bos hit a short jumper with 2.0 seconds to play, boosting the South Dakota to a 55-53 win over Montana State in Vermillion on Thursday.

Bos, who scored the final two points of the first half to give USD a 27-26 lead at the intermission as well, finished with 17 points to snap South Dakota's three-game losing streak. Marcus Colbert led all scorers with 21 points for MSU, but he was the only Bobcat in double-digits.

“I want to see us continue to improve competing as a group,” said MSU coach Brian Fish, whose squad fell to 3-7 overall and 0-6 on the road. “We play another tough road game Saturday (at Portland), and I want to see us embrace the challenge.”

Neither team ever led by double-digits, and each team struggled shooting the ball. MSU hit one-third of its shots from the floor, while the Bobcats held USD to 29.8% shooting. MSU out-rebounded the Coyotes 41 to 37, but turned the ball over 16 times to 11 for the home team.

After a Michael Dison layup opened second-half scoring to give the Bobcats a one-point lead, the Coyotes scored nine straight points to grab a 36-28 lead. The Bobcats chipped away, finally recapturing the lead at 45-44 on a Colbert three-pointer. A pair of Zach Green free throws at 3:52 gave MSU its last lead, 47-46.

Two charity tosses by Tyler Larson pushed South Dakota back into the lead, which it held until the last minute. With the Cats trailing by three after Larson made one of two free throws, Colbert coolly drained a three-pointer with 36 seconds left to tie the score at 53. That only set up Bos' heroics.

Eric Norman grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Bobcats, and he also blocked four shots. Larson's 11 boards and 12 points gave him a double-double for USD.

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