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.
With the Suns drafting Tyler Ulis, they now have five guards on their roster who attended Kentucky.
NBA fans will be looking forward to their newest players making plays like this next season.
Tim Legler and Brad Daugherty analyze Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram, the top two picks in the NBA draft, and agree that Simmons will have a more immediate impact.