User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

77° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options




[0] My Saved Articles
San Diego
Los Angeles
Updated: Aug 21, 2014 3:30AM
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


WBK: USD Rallies To Beat NDSU In OT

February 27, 2014, 10:45 PM

WBK: USD Rallies To Beat NDSU In OT

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota rebounded from a 19-point, second-half deficit to beat North Dakota State, 95-87, in overtime Thursday night at the DakotaDome.

The Coyotes (16-12, 7-6 Summit) won for the fifth time in six games and improved to 11-1 at home this season. The Bison (6-22, 2-11) have lost six in a row and will be the No. 7 seed against second-seeded IUPUI in the upcoming Summit League Tournament.

South Dakota got 23 points from Polly Harrington and double-doubles from point guard Tia Hemiller (14 points, 10 rebounds) and reserve center Margaret McCloud (16 points, 11 rebounds). The Coyotes out-scored the Bison 46-30 in the second half and 16-8 in overtime.

The Coyotes’ comeback negated identical 31-point, eight-rebound efforts from North Dakota State’s Marena Whittle and Holly Johnson. Whittle was 15 of 27 from the field. Johnson was 10 of 23 and hit a game-tying 3-pointer with 33 seconds left in regulation that tied the game at 79-79 and forced overtime. Johnson was 5 of 10 from beyond the arc.

South Dakota trailed 49-33 at halftime and 52-33 after Brooke LeMar hit a trey to open the scoring in the second half. Less than 10 minutes later, McCloud scored a layup in the lane that tied the game at 55-55.

McCloud and Harrington combined for 23 second-half points on 9 of 10 field goals. The Coyotes made 19 of 34 shots after halftime for 55 percent.

Hemiller made 1 of 2 free throws on the opening possession of overtime and Harrington hit a 3 on the next possession that gave USD its largest lead of the game at that point, 83-79. USD was 2 of 11 from beyond the arc prior to Harrington’s 11th triple of the season.

Johnson answered with a bucket on the opposite end to make it 83-81, but the Bison made 2 of 9 shots in the extra period.
Harrington made two free throws and McCloud converted a three-point play with 1:42 left that extended USD’s lead to 88-81. USD made 5 of 6 free throws down the stretch to close out the win.


Courtesy: USD Bryan Boettcher

Previous Story

Next Story

Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View sports

You may also like

Off-Duty Officers May Bring Guns To Vikings Games

8/14/2014 8:00 PM

A judge has struck down - for now - an NFL policy preventing off-duty Minnesota police officers from carrying guns at Vikings games.

Full Story
Huset's 17th Hall of Fame Inductees

8/15/2014 10:41 PM

The 17th class to be inducted into the Huset's Hall of Fame includes 71-year-old Howard Baartman.  The veteran Street Stocks driver has been ...

Full Story | Watch
Dirt-Track Crew Chief Bonzai Bruns

8/18/2014 10:45 PM

More than two decades ago, Dean "Bonzai" Bruns was laid off from his job in construction, opted to go on-the-road as a dirt-track mechanic, ...

Full Story | Watch
Earl Takes The Reins

8/14/2014 10:44 PM

After taking over as starter in the third game last season, Coyote Junior Kevin Earl will return at quarterback for the University of South Dakota.

Full Story | Watch
HSFB: Madison Bulldogs Look To Bite Back

8/19/2014 10:45 PM

The Madison football team fell one win shy of a perfect season and its first-ever state championship last November.

Full Story | Watch