Jackrabbit women pick up road victory at Omaha

SDSU women hit 13 3-pointers to quell Mavericks

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OMAHA, Neb. — The South Dakota State women's basketball team picked up a 72-49 win over Omaha Thursday evening at Baxter Arena to move to 9-8 overall and 5-1 in Summit League contests.

The Jackrabbits knocked down 13 3-pointers on 50 percent shooting with eight different players hitting at least one triple.

Tori Nelson and Lindsey Theuninck hit three 3-pointers each to finish with 13 and nine points, respectively. Paiton Burckhard added a pair of treys on her way to a team-high 16 points while five others tallied one 3-pointer apiece.

Nelson and Myah Selland grabbed six boards and dished out two assists each. Freshmen Paige Meyer and Haleigh Timmer were the assist leaders with four apiece. Overall the Jackrabbits were 49 percent from the field on 27-of-55 shooting. SDSU had a 10-4 edge in steals and 15-9 advantage in points off turnovers. Tylee Irwin tallied three of the Jacks' 10 steals.

SDSU plays at Denver on Saturday, Jan. 15, with tip scheduled for 3 p.m. Central time.

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