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Budahl takes fifth in 500 freestyle

By The Daily Republic

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Mitchell native and South Dakota State University swimmer Andrea Budahl finished fifth in the 500-yard freestyle at the Summit League Swimming and Diving Championships Thursday.

Budahl had a time of 4 minutes, 57.96 seconds, which was 11 seconds behind event winner Bridge McNally, of Denver.

The Summit League Swimming and Diving Championships continue today in Indianapolis, Ind.

USD men edge Nebraska-Omaha

VERMILLION (AP) — Trey Norris’s free throw with 1 second left lifted South Dakota over Nebraska-Omaha 87-86 on Thursday.

Norris made 1 of 2 after being fouled by Marcus Tyus, just moments after Caleb Steffensmeier nailed a pair of 3-pointers to tie the game at 86 with 19 seconds left.

Tyler Flack led South Dakota (11-15, 5-6 Summit) with 21 points on 7 of 10 shooting. Adam Thoseby had 16, Casey Kasperbauer added 14 and Brandos Bos had 12 points. Norris finished with seven points.

Omaha was led by CJ Carter’s 19, while Mike Rostampour added 18 points and 11 rebounds.

South Dakota led by 10 early in the first, but Omaha came right back and trailed by just three at intermission.

A 7-0 run put USD up nine with 6:31 left, but Steffensmeier’s 3s inside 33 seconds evened things before Norris’ winning free throw.

UNO tops Coyote women 69-61

By The Daily Republic

OMAHA, Neb. — The University of South Dakota women’s basketball team fell 69-61 to the University of Nebraska-Omaha in Summit League action Thursday in Omaha, Neb.

The Coyotes (14-12, 5-6 SL) were led by Nicole Seekamp with 18 points, while Polly Harrington and Lisa Loeffler each added 15 points in the loss. Harrington pulled down a team-high nine rebounds for USD, which shot 25-of-72 from the field and 5-of-8 from the free-throw line.

The Mavericks (11-14, 3-8 SL) got a game-high 24 points from Taijhe Kelly. Mikaela Shaw added 17 points and eight rebounds for UNO, which shot 28-of-55 from the field and 9-of-13 from the free-throw line.

USD plays Western Illinois at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Macomb, Ill.