South Dakota State women complete undefeated Summit League season
Jackrabbits are now 49-1 in conference games over last three seasons
For the second time in three years, South Dakota State has gone undefeated in Summit League play, as the Jackrabbit women completed an 18-0 conference slate with a 92-67 win over Oral Roberts on Saturday in Tulsa.
SDSU opened Summit League play against the Golden Eagles way back on Dec. 19, and they narrowly held on for an 83-80 win at Frost Arena. This time, they had far less difficulty.
After taking a 23-20 lead after one quarter, the Jacks outscored ORU 22-9 in the second to take control, and they maintained it throughout the duration to finish the regular season 25-5.
Eight players scored at least six points for the Jacks, led by Myah Selland's 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting. Haleigh Timmer added 15 and Paige Meyer 14. The Jacks shot 54.1 percent from the floor, 40 percent on 3-pointers and 75 percent at the line, and they scored a whopping 50 points in the paint.
Hannah Cooper had 23 points for the Golden Eagles (11-18, 8-10), who dropped their sixth game in a row.
The Jacks will be the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament after winning their third straight regular season league title. SDSU is 49-1 in Summit League play over the last three seasons.
SOUTH DAKOTA 74, KANSAS CITY 73 in Kansas City - Nicole Avila-Ambrosi hit a game-winning jumper with five seconds to play to help the Coyotes clinch the No. 4 seed in the Summit League tournament.
USD trailed by as much as 12 in the first half and was down by six with just over two minutes left before rallying to the win.
Grace Larkins led USD (14-15, 10-8) with 14 points while Macy Guebert had 11 and Avila-Ambrosi 10.
UMKC (7-22, 3-15) got 23 points from Manna Mensah.