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South Dakota women outlast Michigan State, advance in WNIT

VERMILLION -- Chloe Lamb's 3-pointer with 22 seconds left in overtime helped push the South Dakota women's basketball team over Michigan State 85-83 in the third round of the Women's National Invitational Tournament on Thursday at the Sanford Coy...

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VERMILLION - Chloe Lamb's 3-pointer with 22 seconds left in overtime helped push the South Dakota women's basketball team over Michigan State 85-83 in the third round of the Women's National Invitational Tournament on Thursday at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center in Vermillion.

Trailing the Spartans 83-81, Lamb hit the go-ahead 3-pointer and Monica Arens added one free throw to give the Coyotes a two-point lead. From there, the Coyote defense held as Michigan State's game-tying attempt at the buzzer missed.

Ciara Duffy led South Dakota with 25 points and seven rebounds, while Lamb finished with 18 points, Kate Liveringhouse added 12 points and Allison Arens recorded 10 points. The Coyotes trailed 31-18 after the first quarter but closed the gap in the second quarter to enter halftime with a three-point deficit at 46-43.

South Dakota went 29-of-60 from the field for 48 percent shooting and won the rebounding battle 32-31.

Shay Colley led the Spartans with a game-high 31 points on 10-of-21 shooting from the field. She added nine rebounds and seven assists, while Taryn McCutcheon had 16 points.

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South Dakota (29-6) will host Texas Christian in the WNIT quarterfinals at 6 p.m. on Sunday in Vermillion. Michigan State ends its season at 19-14.

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