SDSU women's basketball earns fifth straight win

The South Dakota State women's basketball team outscored Omaha 24-3 in the third quarter Saturday as the Jackrabbits recorded an 81-47 win over the Mavericks before a season-best 3,021 fans at Frost Arena.

The Jackrabbits, who have now won five-straight games, are 15-6 overall and 7-1 in Summit League play. Macy Miller and Myah Selland each scored 15 points to lead SDSU while Tagyn Larson and Madison Guebert added 14 and 10 points, respectively. Miller, Selland, Paiton Burckhard and Tylee Irwin each had five rebounds while Rylie Cascio Jensen recorded a career-high nine assists.

Omaha, 6-14, 1-7, was led by Mariah Murdie's 12 points.

The Jackrabbits, who led 35-29 at halftime, scored on nine consecutive possessions to push their lead to 28, 57-29, with 1:29 to play. Omaha's Kalen Phillips then sank a 3-pointer with 1:08 remaining in the quarter before Miller scored to beat the buzzer and give SDSU a 59-32 lead. The Jackrabbits made 10 of 14 field goals in the quarter while limiting Omaha to 1-of-15 shooting to go with six turnovers. Selland (nine) and Irwin (six) combined for 15 points in the quarter.

South Dakota State opened the game with a 9-0 run. The Mavericks responded with five-straight points before the Jackrabbits took a 15-5 lead on Guebert's second 3-pointer of the quarter at 3:09. SDSU led 19-11 after the first 10 minutes.

The teams traded baskets most of the second quarter with Omaha cutting the lead to three, 23-20, on a 3-pointer by Josie Filer at 5:01. Burckhard gave the Jackrabbits a 35-29 lead on a layup with six seconds remaining.

- The Jackrabbits assisted on 25 of 33 field goals with Cascio Jensen (9) and Miller (6) dishing 15.
- The last time SDSU had 25-or-more assists in a game was Feb. 3, 2018, with 30 at Omaha.
- Miller entered today's game with 2,067 career points and now has 2,082 points, 196 points away from becoming The Summit League's all-time scorer.
- Selland scored her 500th career point on a 3-pointer to open the third quarter. She has now scored 510 career points.
- Guebert now needs 40 points to move into sixth in career scoring at SDSU. She has 1,637 career points. The guard is now 14th in career scoring in The Summit League.
- The Jackrabbits held their sixth opponent to 60-or-fewer points. They also limited their 10th foe to a single-digit quarter.
- SDSU is now 11-0 in when out rebounding an opponent.

South Dakota State returns to the road when it plays at Denver Thursday at 8 p.m..