The South Dakota State women's basketball team upset No. 21 South Florida on Thursday in the initial game of the Cancun Challenge in Cancun, Mexico.
A trio of Jackrabbits (4-2) reached double figures, led by Letcher native Myah Selland with 17 points. The junior added three steals and a block. Paiton Burckhard turned in 16 points and led the team off the glass, tying her career-best of nine rebounds. Kallie Theisen posted a career-high 10 points in the win for the Jacks.
Rylie Cascio Jensen led the team with four assists. Tylee Irwin recorded a career-best eight rebounds while adding four points.
The Jackrabbits held a 48.9 field goal percentage, including shooting 63.6 in the second half.
USF held a 46-44 edge midway through the fourth quarter when State went on a 15-0 run that would provide enough separation to lead the Jacks to a 61-50 victory on Thanksgiving.
South Dakota State now holds a 1-0 advantage in the all-time series over USF. The Jackrabbits are now 11-28 versus nationally ranked opponents.
South Dakota State continues play at the Cancun Challenge today as it takes on Notre Dame.