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SDSU Advances To Sweet 16 With Calm Play Under Pressure

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The SDSU women’s basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time in program history with Monday’s 75-64 win at 12th-ranked Syracuse.

After Syracuse opened the fourth quarter with ten straight points, the Jackrabbits produced a run of their own, posting 12 consecutive points in the game’s closing minutes, en route to an 11-point win.  In a fight to the finish, SDSU was the last team standing.

“You know, players are the ones that really control that poise and calmness, and we all play a role, coaches certainly do, all the players, everybody does, but when you have players like Macy and Madi in particular, who are out there on the floor, who have been there before, they’re very calming to begin with and they made some shots,” SDSU head coach Aaron Johnston said.

“Our team is a very poised team and we always stay composed and there really wasn’t ever a sense of panic for us, even when they had their few runs there, especially late.  Again, there just wasn’t a sense of panic and we knew that if we kept to our system and moving the ball, that we were going to knock down shots and that we would be alright,” SDSU senior Madi Guebert said.

SDSU will join Mississippi State, Oregon, and Arizona State in Portland, Oregon, and will play the 7th-ranked Ducks in the Sweet 16 on Friday night.  Tip-off is set for 10:30 central time.

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