WACO, Texas (KELO) – The USD women are moving onto the second round of the NCAA Tournament following a 75-61 win over Ole Miss on Friday in Waco, Texas.

The Coyotes earned their first ever Division I NCAA Tournament win on Friday.

USD came out strong as they used an 8-0 run to build an early 11-2 lead.

Ole Miss would adjust out of the media timeout as a 5-0 run helped them close the gap and pull within 16-12 at the end of one.

The first six minutes of the second quarter was nothing short of domination by USD.

The Coyotes opened the quarter on a 16-4 run to open up one of their largest leads at 32-16.

The Rebels would adjust again out of the media timeout and start a 10-2 run. That closed the gap to 34-26.

USD would hold a 36-27 at halftime.

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Ole Miss came out strong in the second half. They pulled the game within 39-33, but USD pulled away again as a 7-0 run made it 46-37.

The remainder of the third quarter saw the Coyotes continue to grow their lead. They outscored the Rebels 21-16 to open a 57-43 lead.

USD came out strong in the fourth quarter and they would ride that momentum to a win over Ole Miss.

The Coyotes will play on Sunday. Tip-off time and opponent is yet to be determined. They’ll play the winner of Baylor and Hawaii.


PUBLISHED 6:28 a.m.

The University of South Dakota women’s basketball team plays in the NCAA tournament on Friday.

The 10-seed USD Coyotes will meet 7-seed Ole Miss at 12:30 p.m. CT.

This is the fourth consecutive season USD has played in the NCAA tournament.

KELOLAND.com’s Grant Sweeter is with the team in Waco, Texas. He will host a live blog of the game action in this story on Friday.