Jackrabbits upset No. 21/20 USF

CANCUN, MEXICO (GoJacks.com) — The South Dakota State women’s basketball team defeated No. 21/20-ranked South Florida on Thursday in the initial game of the Cancun Challenge at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Cancun, Mexico, 61-50.

The Jackrabbits advanced to 4-2 on the season as USF fell to 5-2.

A trio of Jackrabbits reached double figures, led by Myah Selland with 17 points. The junior added three steals and a block. Paiton Burckhard turned in 16 points and led the team off the glass, tying her career-best of nine rebounds. Kallie Theisen posted a career-high 10 points in the win for the Jacks.

Rylie Cascio Jensen led the team with four assists. Tylee Irwin recorded a career-best eight rebounds while adding four points.

The Jackrabbits held a 48.9 field goal percentage, including shooting 63.6 in the second half.

South Dakota State continues play at the Cancun Challenge as it takes on Notre Dame on Friday at 10 a.m. CT/ 11 a.m. ET.