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South Dakota women down Creighton

VERMILLION — South Dakota junior guard Allison Arens drilled a 3-pointer to shut down a fourth-quarter rally by Creighton and give the Coyotes a 73-68 victory over the Bluejays on Tuesday night inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.

South Dakota (1-1) captured its 39th home opener in 47 seasons against the Bluejays (1-1). The Coyotes also move to 14-1 inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.

In addition to Arens, the Coyotes had 18 points from senior center Kate Liveringhouse who bested her season high by one and finished 7-of-13 from the field for the second-straight game.

Madison McKeever tallied nine points, seven rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals in 35 minutes tonight. Junior guard Jaycee Bradley and sophomore guard Ciara Duffy also contributed eight points apiece.

South Dakota travels to Wichita State (0-2) to face the Shockers at 2 p.m. Saturday in Wichita, Kansas.

Source: USD Athletics