USD Wins Battle of #SummitWBB Unbeaten (Jan. 25 Recap)

South Dakota's Kate Liveringhouse (photo by Aaron Packard)
South Dakota's Kate Liveringhouse (photo by Aaron Packard)

Note:
-- With the win, South Dakota snapped South Dakota State's 16-game home unbeaten streak against league foes.


South Dakota 67, South Dakota State 61 | USD Recap // SDSU Recap 
BROOKINGS, S.D. (goyotes.com) -- History is in the making for the South Dakota women's basketball team, who handed South Dakota State a 67-61 loss inside Frost Arena on Wednesday night.
 
South Dakota (16-5, 7-0 Summit) takes sole possession of first place in the Summit League and remain undefeated through the first round of league games. The Coyotes handed South Dakota State (16-5, 5-1 Summit) its first league loss of the season. The Coyotes top the Jackrabbits inside Frost Arena for the second time in the last three tries.
 
The Jackrabbits have just three Summit losses at Frost in the last seven seasons, with two of those to the Coyotes.
 
South Dakota was led by senior center Kate Liveringhouse with a season-best 20 points, just one shy of her career high. Sophomore guard Ciara Duffy added 17 points with three assists. Junior guard Allison Arens was the third Coyote in double figures with 13 points, five assists, eight rebounds and three steals.
 
South Dakota State was led in scoring by junior guards Macy Miller and Madison Guebert. Miller had 18 points and Guebert added 17.


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Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League features men's basketball teams from eight member institutions: Denver, Fort Wayne, North Dakota State, Omaha, Oral Roberts, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois with North Dakota becoming an official member for the 2018-19 season. In 2016-17, The Summit League raised its RPI for the third consecutive year, finishing with an all-time best No. 11 ranking. The Summit League has sent at least three teams to the postseason nine straight years with three postseason tournament semifinal appearances the last four years, while recording the nation's best Division I winning percentage improvement since 2009-10. Called "March's Best-Kept Secret" by USA Today, The Summit League Basketball Championships annually ranks as one of the most attended Division I conference tournaments. This season's event returns to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., March 3-6, 2018. For more information about the league, "See The Summit" by visiting www.thesummitleague.org and following Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops.

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