FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.-The South Dakota State women's basketball team used an 11-1 run in the first quarter and recorded a 75-67 victory over No. 23 North Carolina State Friday afternoon in nonconference action in the Puerto Rico Clasico at Cardinal Gibbons Arena.
The Jackrabbits, now 4-1, were led by freshman Myah Selland, who had a career-high four 3-point field goals on her way to scoring a career-high 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting. Junior Madison Guebert tallied a season-best 20 points, sinking three treys. Junior Macy Miller added 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting.
NC State, ranked No. 23 in the USA Today Coaches poll and now 6-1, had four players scoring in double digits. Kaila Ealey had a team-high 16 points.
The last time the Jackrabbits beat a ranked team was against then-No. 19 Miami in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament in Stanford, Calif., March 19. 2016. SDSU is now 6-19 all-time against ranked opponents.
Selland scored the Jackrabbits' first 11 points of the game going 3 for 3 from long range and scoring on a layup with 5:53 to play. SDSU limited NC State to one field goal in the first 12 minutes of the game. State finished the quarter with five 3-pointers.
Guebert opened the second quarter with a 3-pointer before the Wolfpack used an 8-0 run to pull within five points, 22-17, at 6:36. Miller then scored eight of the Jackrabbits' final 11 points of the quarter to give South Dakota State a 33-25 lead at halftime.
The Jackrabbits' largest lead of the game came with 2:52 left in the third quarter when Miller and Guebert combined for 7-0 run to put SDSU up 48-32. After NC State cut the lead to nine points, 50-41, junior Sydney Palmer sank a 3-pointer to close the third quarter for the second consecutive game for a 53-41 lead.
NC State used a 12-3 in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 62-57 with 2:50 remaining. After a layup by sophomore Tagyn Larson, the Jackrabbits sank 11 of 12 free throws for the win.
The last time two Jackrabbits both scored 20-or-more points in a game was Jan. 28. 2017, when Ellie Thompson scored 23 points and Madison Guebert netted 21 points at Omaha.
NC State came into the game outscoring opponents 198-98 in the paint. The Jackrabbits outscored the Wolfpack, 22-18.
SDSU sank 12 3-pointers against NC State, marking the fifth consecutive game with 10-or-more treys.
Macy Miller's 16 points today give her 1,199 points. She needs 28 points to pass Ann Just (1992-95) for 26th on the SDSU career scoring list.
Ellie Thompson's two points this afternoon give her 1,022 career points, 20 points shy of moving into 33rd in career scoring at State.
Madison Guebert's 20 points today give her 915 career points, 85 points short of 1,000 career points.
South Dakota State plays Charlotte tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in the Puerto Rico Clasico.
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