SOUTH DAKOTA 85, MICHIGAN STATE 83 (OT)
VERMILLION, SD – Coming all the way back from a 16-point deficit, South Dakota hit a series of key shots and free throws in the fourth quarter and overtime to slip past Michigan State and into the quarterfinals of the 2018 Postseason WNIT.
The Coyotes (29-6), which won the 2016 WNIT, will play TCU in the quarterfinals.
Ciara Duffy hit a 3-pointer to cut the lead of the Spartans (19-14) to 74-72 with 2:16 left in the fourth quarter. Redshirt sophomore and Canadian native Shay Colley, who averaged just below 12 points per game this season, hit a layup for MSU; Duffy’s jumper with 22 seconds left tied it at 76-all, and Colley’s shot with 1 second left missed the mark.
In overtime, Nia Hollie hit a layup to put MSU up, 83-81, but Chloe Lamb banged home a 3-pointer with 23 seconds left to give South Dakota the lead. Allison Arens hit a free throw, and Colley’s last look was off target.
Duffy had 25 points and seven rebounds for South Dakota, and Lamb added 18 points.
Colley closed with 31 points and nine rebounds, and Taryn McCutcheon had 16 points.