Hannah Sjerven scored nine of her 15 points in the fourth quarter and 17th-ranked South Dakota earned a return trip to the NCAA Tournament with a 63-58 win over second-seeded South Dakota State in the Summit League championship game on Tuesday.
2020 SeasonAll times ET
- 11/8L 74-67
- 11/12L 61-48
- 11/15W 77-46
- 11/21W 60-50
- 11/23W 67-40
- 11/2821W 61-50
- 11/29W 65-59
- 11/30L 71-70
- 12/5W 94-41
- 12/83L 95-56
- 12/11W 71-56
- 12/14L 79-74
- 12/17L 65-58
- 12/21W 60-55
- 12/29W 68-51
- 1/2W 58-44
- 1/4W 75-45
- 1/9W 86-79
- 1/12W 100-69
- 1/16W 99-64
- 1/1925L 83-48
- 1/24W 60-52
- 1/30W 89-48
- 2/1W 76-61
- 2/8W 69-59
- 2/13L 72-62
- 2/15W 89-43
- 2/20W 74-61
- 2/2220L 77-67
- 2/27W 85-58
- 3/7W 72-43
- 3/9W 76-56
- 3/1017L 63-58
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Chloe Lamb scored 22 points, Madison McKeever added 19 and the two combined for 19 fourth-quarter points to help No. 20 South Dakota fend off South Dakota State 77-67 and claim the outright Summit League championship Saturday.
Ciara Duffey scored 21 points, Hannah Sjerven added 16 and No. 25 South Dakota routed rival South Dakota State 83-48 on Sunday in a game postponed one day because of bad weather.
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Ruthy Hebard had 22 points on 11-of-15 shooting, and No. 3 Oregon rediscovered its touch from the field in a 95-56 rout of South Dakota State on Sunday.
Holiday tournaments got off to a hot start, as No. 17 Indiana upset No. 5 South Carolina for its first victory over a top-five team since 2010.
Myah Selland scored 17 points, Paiton Burckhard had 16 points and nine rebounds, and South Dakota State beat No. 21 South Florida 61-50 on Thursday in the Cancun Challenge.
Ruthy Hebard had 24 points and 14 rebounds, and Sabrina Ionescu added 17 points and 11 assists to send second-seeded Oregon to its third straight Elite Eight with a 63-53 victory over No. 6 South Dakota State on Friday night.
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Madison Guebert scored 18 of her 20 points on 3-pointers, including two critical 3s in the fourth quarter, to lead No. 6 seed South Dakota State to a 75-64 win over third-seeded Syracuse on Monday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Macy Miller scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead No. 6 seed South Dakota State to a 76-65 win over 11th-seeded Quinnipiac in a first-round game of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.
Macy Miller finished with 30 points, giving her 2,295 to set the Summit League's career mark, to help South Dakota State beat South Dakota 83-71 on Tuesday to earn an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.
Macy Miller scored 28 points and Tagyn Larson had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead South Dakota State over No. 23 South Dakota 82-78 in overtime on Sunday and take command of the Summit League race.
The Coyotes and Jackrabbits, two teams none of this season's favorites wants to play in March, meet Sunday in the best mid-major game of the season.
Summit League rivals South Dakota and South Dakota State are Nos. 1 and 2. Rice, Gonzaga and Florida Gulf Coast round out the top five.
The South Dakota Coyotes are ranked for the first time in program history, entering this week's Associated Press women's basketball poll at No. 25.
South Dakota, Gonzaga and South Dakota State remain 1-2-3 in espnW's mid-major rankings. Rice made the biggest jump, moving up six spots to No. 4.