DENVER -- Jordan Dykstra scored 18 points, including eight points in the final 17 seconds, as South Dakota State edged Denver 74-73 on Thursday.
South Dakota State (11-10, 3-3 Summit League) used a late rally to win, as Dykstra hit a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left to bring the Jackrabbits within 71-69. After a Cody Larson steal, Dykstra hit another 3 with 14 seconds remaining to give the Jackrabbits a 72-71 lead.
Following a Denver turnover, Dykstra made two free throws with 3 seconds left to open a 74-71 advantage.
Bryant Rucker's basket for Denver (10-11, 3-3) was good with a second remaining, but the basket counted for two points because Rucker attempted the shot with his foot on the 3-point line.
Larson had 17 points and nine boards for the Jackrabbits. Chad White added 13 points.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.