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Dakota Wesleyan University’s Sawyer Gibson (4) looks to pass the ball inside as Dakota State University’s Seth Cavanaugh (12) guards him during the first half of nonconference men’s basketball game Wednesday at the Corn Palace. (Brooke Cersosimo/Republic)

Wesleyan men upset No. 18 Dakota State

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With Dakota State University threating the Tigers’ once commanding lead late in the fourth quarter, Dakota Wesleyan University put up a strong defensive front to hold off the No. 18 Trojans.


In the final minute, DWU’s Tate Martin forced a big turnover to secure an 85-76 upset victory Wednesday night in front of a raucous crowd at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.

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Brooke Cersosimo
Brooke Cersosimo is The Daily Republic's sports editor.