WBB: Jackrabbits fall in quarterfinals

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) — Top-seeded South Dakota State women’s basketball fell to No. 8 seed Omaha 52-40 in The Summit League Tournament quarterfinals Saturday afternoon at the Sanford Pentagon.

The Jackrabbits saw their 18-game win streak end and suffered their first loss against a conference opponent this season. State shot 39.1 percent from the field, made just two 3-pointers and was outscored 26-12 in the paint. Despite the offensive struggles, SDSU outrebounded Omaha 42-35.

Individually, Tylee Irwin and Paiton Burckhard each scored 10 points and combined for 15 rebounds. Burckhard also added two assists and two steals. Madysen Vlastuin hit the only Jackrabbit 3-pointers of the game, totalling for six points along with four rebounds. Lindsey Theuninck finished with four points and six rebounds. Haley Greer scored five points, recorded three rebounds and two assists. Tori Nelson grabbed four rebounds.

South Dakota State dropped to 47-31 in the all-time series
This is SDSU’s second loss in the Summit League Tournament quarterfinals. The top-seeded Jackrabbits fell to No. 4 South Dakota in the first round of the 2014 tournament.

South Dakota State will learn its postseason hopes Monday, March 15. The Jackrabbits have 13 postseason appearances, including nine NCAA Tournament berths.