WBB: Jacks outlast UCLA to head to WNIT championship


BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) — South Dakota State women’s basketball outlasted UCLA 62-59 Thursday night to advance to the championship game of the WNIT. The win came in front of a sold-out crowd of 5,227 fans packed into Frost Arena.

The Jackrabbits were paced by 24 points and nine rebounds from Myah Selland, both of which led all players. Haleigh Timmer added 15 points on a 7-for-9 shooting effort to go with seven boards. Tori Nelson and Paiton Burckhard added seven points apiece and Tylee Irwin chipped in five. Kallie Theisen was the only Jackrabbit to score off the bench, contributing three points.

SDSU Coach Aaron Johnston on the win:

The Jackrabbits will play in the first WNIT championship game in program history Saturday against Seton Hall. Coach Johnston talks about the Pirates:

2 p.m. tip from Frost Arena.