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Jackrabbits Make History, Head To Oregon For Sweet 16

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The SDSU women’s basketball team is heading to the Sweet 16 for the first time in program history, after beating Syracuse 75-64 in the Round of 32.

The Jackrabbits used runs of 29-9, and 12-0, that came in the 4th quarter, including back-to-back three pointers by Madi Guebert, who scored a game-high 20 points to help seal the victory.

The Jackrabbits were elated to say the least. 

“We’re going to have to work on our celebration a little bit. I sustained a fat lip in our post game lockerroom celebration. So if you can see that there with your cameras, that’s what happened. Other than that everybody is doing great and really enjoying this one,” SDSU Head Coach Aaron Johnston said. 

“We knew that this was going to be possible, but it kind of comes from years and years ago of different players that have kind of laid that ground work. But it’s just such an unreal feeling. Couldn’t be more proud to be of this team right now, and of my teammates,” SDSU Senior Guard Madi Guebert said. 

“There’s just something so great with this group of women. You know, it just shows what kind of year we had. We’re excited to move forward,” SDSU Senior Guard Macy Miller said. 

“These two are obviously special seniors. We’ve got Sydney Palmer, who’s a special senior. So to be able to keep playing with those three is a lot of fun and we’re looking forward to it,” SDSU Sophomore Forward Myah Selland said. 

The Jacks will join Mississippi State, Oregon and Arizona State in the Sweet 16 in Portland, Oregon and will play the Ducks for the second time this season. It will be a quick turnaround as the Jackrabbits will head west on Wednesday before playing Oregon on Friday. 

You can follow all the action with KELOLAND’s own Travis Fossing, who will be traveling with the team to Oregon. Be sure to keep up with all the NCAA action on air and online. 

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