VERMILLION-The South Dakota women's basketball team advanced the Women's National Invitational Tournament quarterfinals after outlasting Northern Iowa 51-50 on Thursday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion.

Nicole Seekamp scored 16 points to lead the Coyotes, which outscored the Panthers 27-23 in the second half for the win. Kelly Stewart added seven points as USD went 20-of-60 from the field (33 percent), 1-of-13 from behind the arc (7 percent) and 10-of-15 from the line (67 percent).

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Jen Keitel led UNI with a game-high 19 points, while Stephanie Davison added 13 points.

USD (29-6) will host the winner between Saint Louis vs. Western Kentucky in the quarterfinals at 7 p.m. on Sunday in Vermillion.