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SDSU women's basketball team releases nonconference slate

The South Dakota State University women's basketball team has released its nonconference games for the upcoming 2016-17 season. The Jackrabbits, who are coming off their 10th 20-win season in 11 seasons, will host six home non-league games, plus ...

The South Dakota State University women's basketball team has released its nonconference games for the upcoming 2016-17 season.

The Jackrabbits, who are coming off their 10th 20-win season in 11 seasons, will host six home non-league games, plus two exhibition games in October and November. SDSU will host Dakota Wesleyan University on Thursday, Nov. 3 at Frost Arena in one of those exhibition games.

SDSU will host Creighton, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Green Bay, George Washington and Bowling Green before conference play. The Jackrabbits will also play at Oklahoma, Northern Iowa, North Dakota, Louisville and Wichita State in non-Summit League action. SDSU will also play at the Hawkeye Challenge in Iowa City, Iowa in November. The Jacks will play Montana in the first round and either Massachusetts or Iowa the next day.

The Jackrabbits return their starting lineup and 10 returners from last year's team that finished 27-7 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Mitchell graduates Kerri Young and Macy Miller are members of the Jackrabbits, as is Megan Bultsma of Plankinton.

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South Dakota State University 2016-17 women's basketball schedule

OCTOBER-27, vs. Minnesota-Crookston (exhibition).

NOVEMBER-3, vs. Dakota Wesleyan (exhibition); 11, vs. Creighton; 13, vs. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; 19-20, at Hawkeye Challenge; 19, vs. Montana; 20, vs. UMass/Iowa; 23, at Oklahoma.

DECEMBER-1, at Northern Iowa; 3, vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff; 6, at North Dakota; 9, vs. Green Bay; 11, vs. George Washington; 14, at Louisville; 18, vs. Bowling Green; 21, at Wichita State; 28, at North Dakota State; 31, at South Dakota.

JANUARY-5, vs. Fort Wayne; 7, vs. Omaha; 11, vs. IUPUI; 14, at Oral Roberts; 18, at Denver; 21, vs. Western Illinois; 28, at Omaha.

FEBRUARY-2, vs. North Dakota State; 4, vs. South Dakota; 8, vs. Oral Roberts; 11, at IUPUI; 15, at Western Illinois; 18, at Fort Wayne; 23, vs. Denver.

MARCH-4-7, Summit League Championships, Sioux Falls, TBA.

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