The Jackrabbits (21-8, 12-2 Summit League) moved a half-game ahead of idle North Dakota State (20-7, 11-2) atop the league standings. South Dakota State has won seven straight wraps up the regular season with a home game against South Dakota and at North Dakota State on Feb. 27.
South Dakota State led 44-39 at halftime before the Fighting Hawks (12-15, 6-7) used a 7-3 spurt to start the second half. Freidel responded with a 3-pointer, and another 3 with 13:47 left, pushed the lead to 60-50. North Dakota never got within five points the rest of the way. The Jackrabbits finished shooting 34 of 53 (64.2%).
More AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP-Top25
NCAA grants DePaul's Jalen Coleman-Lands sixth year of eligibility
DePaul guard Jalen Coleman-Lands was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA on Wednesday.
SG Alex O'Connell transfers from Duke to Creighton
Alex O'Connell, who averaged 5.2 points and shot 27.3% from 3-point range for Duke last season, has transferred to Creighton, he announced.
NC State accepts NCAA referral to try case with newly formed panel
NC State has accepted a referral by the NCAA's Committee on Infractions to have its case tried by a newly formed independent panel created for complex cases.