Not only was it South Dakota State University's chance at a fifth consecutive win in the Summit League Tournament, but it was also another chance against their University of South Dakota rivals.
And in a nail biter of a close game, the women Jackrabbits were able to pull out a win by just three points. This game wasn't without a fight from both teams though.
It was a game filled with a lot of back and forth play, all the way to the very end.
The Coyotes coach says she thinks they let the Jacks have too many chances at the free throw line in the last part of the game. And that really ended up doing them in.
In the end,the Jacks won 56 to 53. The women say they had to leave it all on the floor in order to be the champions once again.
"I think in order for us to win a championship, all of us really had to gut it out and I think we did that today," Senior Katie Lingle said.
And while this is their fifth consecutive win, Coach Aaron Johnston says it feels like a new win for them.
"It feels like a new thing when you have to go through it with new players, making new decisions. It feels like a brand new thing," Johnston said.
The SDSU women will find out Monday March 18 who they will be going head to head with in the first round at the Division 1 Tournament.